Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996 16:13:14 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" 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 > > my dime." > > 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." Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA