During my college days at Penn State, I used to ice skate in the ice skating pavilion and at cabin parties on some of the nearby mountain lakes. I wore a borrowed pair like the ones above.
The next thing that comes to my mind is this fish:
But that is only because I like to surf fish and have caught many of these, both in the Atlantic and the Gulf. I have also caught the stingrays.
OK, so far I have shown two different types of skates. Another kind, the human kind of cheapskates are those who pinch pennies, hate to spend money, and are always looking for a bargain. Some even clip hundreds of coupons. Don't you just hate to get behind one of them at the check-out counter?
And of course, the extreme cheapskates are also dumpster divers:
OK, so a cheapskate is a penny pinching fish? No. There is another meaning to the skate part. I read this on the Internet:
The most plausible theory about the "skate" in "cheapskate" traces it to the Scottish word "skate" which was a term of contempt. However, the definite origins are not known.
So, don't be a cheapskate and have a great day, you hear?