Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 18:58:16 -0500

From: "J. Russell King" JRKing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: buck and a half

An analogous use of "buck" at my workplace, The New York Times, where

the length of an article is sometimes so expressed: a story is "a buck and a

quarter" when it is 1.25 columns long (about 25 inches. A half-column story

is "50 cents."

This usage is fading, however, with the retirement of older editors.