Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 11:27:42 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU

Subject: minute rice second

Someone on another list used a time-phrase new to me:

Tell me where it can be found and I'll transfer my

membership in a minute rice second.

I have previously known and used the phrases "Texas time" ("and [took] my

Texas time doing it") and "New York minute," but this one is new to me.

My correspondent thinks he picked it spending childhood summers in N.C.

Do others know it?


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