Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 07:18:47 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: Five & Dime / Dime store
Woolworth's was 'the five and ten' in the early 50's in New York; I've heard
five and dime since (including in the title of a nice Nanci Griffith song,
"Love at the Five and Dime", on "Last of the True Believers"), and somehow
process it as being more rural.
What?, the phrase five and dime or amorous activities connected with the store?
Although my thoughts have often focused on sex, I can honestly say I have never
had an amorous thought in a five and ten, and have never seen a five and ten
who was ever the object of an amorous thought of mine. Maybe only rural people
think about sex there?
the old Sans Skrit Philosopher
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com
P.S. The name was shortened to Woolworths in the 70's