Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 21:53:24 -0800
From: "Alan S. Kaye" AKAYE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCVAX.FULLERTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge
Re Dennis' question on "You pays your money..."
It goes back to the last century and it was a proverb not having
anything to do with gambling, but rather with peepshows.
Incidentally, anyone have the answer on the -s for "pays" and "takes",
which all my ESL students correct to "pay" and "take" saying that
the proverb contains 2 grammatical errors.
Alan Kaye, Linguistics, CSU, Fullerton, CA 92634
akaye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]fullerton.edu