Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 19:08:07 -0700
From: William King WFKING[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: To drop a dime on someone
M. Lynne Murphy & Bethany K. Dumas both noted that the pay phone expression
with which they are familiar regarding taking responsibility for paying
for the call is (it's) "on my nickel" as opposed to "...dime." Two things
come to mind.
First, my friend is from Philadelphia, the same as Chomsky. That's all he
shares in terms of linguistic judgments, but...
Second, do we nickel and dime each other because the stakes are so low? :)
Bill King Second Language Acquisition & Teaching Program
University of Arizona