Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 07:18:47 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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. > >Larry > 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 employee who was ever the object of an amorous thought of mine. Maybe only rural people think about sex there? Seth the old Sans Skrit Philosopher crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] P.S. The name was shortened to Woolworths in the 70's