"You pays your money..."

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Mon Nov 15 15:54:01 UTC 1999

"As the peep-show man says: 'Whichever you please; you pay your money, and
takes your choice.'"
--NOTES AND QUERIES, 11 April 1868, pg. 334.

    See: www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej.
    This site has Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, Notes
and Queries, and Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society.
    The fact that "you pays your money" doesn't come up earlier probably
means we're talking about American peep shows (Barnum?).
    Maybe I should do "peep show."

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