Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jul 3 15:24:58 UTC 2006

It actually comes from the '50s, when more people smoked. A tradition began to leave a Tiparillo in appreciation of good service.


Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> wrote:
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Subject: Re: TIPS

So it isn't true that the word "tips" derives from the
ancient practice of mohels--who weren't allowed to accept
payment, but they took tips?


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 05:47:25 -0700
>From: Jonathan Lighter
>Subject: TIPS
>In a discussion about pennies, all three distinguished
anchors on _Fox & Friends_ have just
> 1. agreed the word "tips" comes from "to insure proper
> 2. credited the etymological fallacy indirectly by
discussing whether tips shouldn't "really" be given before
rather than after one is served "as they evidently were in
the beginning,"
> 3. wondered how that could be,
> 4. segued to another story.
> Maybe we need a new acronym....
> JL

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