Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 12:01:29 -0500
From: PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: where did _this_ come from?
The "What cost x" may simple be special to math texts. In Jamaica in
the mid-1960s I encountered it in arithmetic books which I'm pretty
sure were English in origin. Maybe that's why it doesn't sound archaic
to me! think also of "what price freedom" etc...