Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 22:56:41 PST
From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET
Subject: Money on Coffee or Tea
Both my grandmother (child of Irish immigrants, raised in Joplin, Mo.) and my
mother referred to the bubbles that form around the edge of a newly poured
cup of coffee or tea as "money." Both would adjure me to take my teaspoon
and hurry up to collect my money before it got away. Is this usage familiar
to anyone else?