Brunch (1896); Dime (1995)---(Question)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Feb 27 21:37:31 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 04:32:14PM -0500, George Thompson wrote:
> I was about to call this expression obsolete, since in NYC
>at least the cost of a pay-phone call has gone up to a
>quarter; but then, kid-talk for a train is still "choo-choo".
>So maybe "to drop a dime" will live on when the payphone
>altogether has joined the steam locomotive and the oil lamp
>in oblivion.

"drop a dime" and its relatives are still quite common.

Jesse Sheidlower

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