Expressions with Number Variation

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 14 05:40:40 UTC 2012

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WB: I'd walk 1,002,001 miles in 70 years: I'd walk a mile for a camel, then
walk a million miles to see my Mammy, another 500 miles--no, make that
1,000--just to fall down at your door, and finally see you. Got a light?

(1) I'd walk a mile for a camel. (1913?)

(2) I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles. (1921)

(3) I would walk 500 miles . . . a thousand miles. (1988)
(4) I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you. (2002)

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