Far from being the work of any one individual, the phrase
Soapy Tenner has existed since the agricultural revolution, when Jethrow
Tull - fresh from inventing either the seed drill or the spinning jenny
- staggered into a local house of ill repute, and demanded a 'soapy titwank' to wash
the filth that clung to his nether regions.
The quick witted
whore replied that she'd want a 'soapy tenner' before she let him ream her jubblies with his filthy
love-wand, and Tull agreed.
after shooting a sticky load into her hair, he proceeded to knee
her in the crotch and run off without paying. The phrase
'Soapy Tenner' came
to mean a tenner you're never likely