Come off the money (= get off the dime?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 16 13:36:30 UTC 2002

At 9:21 AM -0400 4/16/02, Benjamin Fortson wrote:
>  > >     Here I sit,
>>  >     broken-hearted
>>  >     paid my dime
>>  >     and only farted
>Isn't the third line normally "had a shit"?

"tried to shit".  Your version makes no sense in the context, does
it?  The "tried to shit" version may well (for all I know) be an
adaptation that serves to retain this immortal verse for a generation
postdating the demise of pay toilets.


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