Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996 16:13:14 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: To drop a dime on someone
On Sat, 22 Jun 1996, M. Lynne Murphy responded to william king, who said:
Another dime phone reference comes from a friend of mine in his late 40's
who'll end long long distance calls that I place with "The next one's on
in my experience, this has been "nickel", which i mostly hear from
a friend in his 30s. e.g., "let me call you back on my nickel."
I always hear "my nickel."
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