Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:25:44 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge

My own brain tells me that the proverb is "You pays your money and you

takes your chance." But see Bartlett Jere Whiting, MODERN PROVERBS AND

SAYINGS, for a whole list of variants, among which ". . . choices" seems

to be the predominant form. I don't find the proverb in Mieder et al. at

all, but maybe I didn't look hard enough. (Many of you may not know that

there are whole books devoted to nothing but the listing of proverbs.)