Antedating of "Tooth Fairy"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 3 21:30:58 UTC 2004

At 4:12 PM -0500 1/3/04, Alice Faber wrote:
>Kim & Rima McKinzey wrote:
>>>...When I was a child, the Tooth
>>>Fairy gave you ten cents for an ordinary tooth and 25 cents for a molar.
>>>Which was a big deal in "those days".
>>My memory is 25 cents (and when exactly did the cent sign disappear
>>from keyboards?) - but I don't remember any differentiation between
>>regular teeth or molars.
>It's not on my keyboard, but it's in the Mac character set:
>¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢. (option-4).
Right, which in fact makes cents (sorry), since it's the same key as
the $ sign.


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