Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 06:17:37 -0500
From: "Suzanne Legault: English" E7E4LEG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TOE.TOWSON.EDU
Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge
Subj: Proverbial Knowledge
"You pays your money and you takes your choice.
I always heard it as "takes yer cherce"--a `pseudo-dialectal' pronunciation,
mimicing, I guess, the same folks who thought "ersters" were good for the
"verse." [Down East Yankees?]
I imagine the pronunciation was intended to convey "folk" authority to the
When all the versions are in, may we also have some glosses, as well as
some discourse situations in which would be appropriate? I've just realized
that I would fare ill were it presented as an item of a psychological test
assessing metaphorical thinking.