origin of quotation (Sucker born every minute/hour/day) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Douglas Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Sep 16 03:17:07 UTC 2008

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 Let's try it again. The mail server may be flaky.
 At Google Books, I find //a flat is born every minute// from 1869
("flat" = "sucker"), and //a fool is born every minute// from 1860.
 -- Doug Wilson

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