Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:25:44 -0500 From: Ronald Butters 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.)