Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:57:04 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: Proverbial Knowledge

That's the way my dad said it (from Arkansas).

On Wed, 13 Dec 1995, Alan S. Kaye wrote:

It occurred to me that I should have cited the full proverb once again:

"You pays your money and you takes your choice."

An old teacher of mine (from NY) always used to say it as:

"You pays your money and you takes your cherse." Was this idiolectal or

dialectal? I always thought it was the former (and indicative of his

sense of humor). He recently passed away, so I can't ask him.

Alan Kaye