Heard on The Judges: sE > to BE

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Wed Apr 9 13:58:53 UTC 2008

From:    David Bergdahl <dlbrgdhl at GMAIL.COM>

> I always flinch when "You pays your money you takes your choice" isn't
> "cherse"--it's not as though this is SAE we're talkin'!!!

I've never heard it phrased that way--i've always heard "Ya pays your
money, (an') ya takes your chances". Different meaning, i'm presuming,
but i think that may be the first time i've noticed the saying with
"choice", however it's spelled/pronounced.

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
     Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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