Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 12:17:25 -0700

From: William Seaburg seaburg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU

Subject: Re: Forty-eleven

When I was growing up in the Seattle-Tacoma area in the 1950s, my older

brother always used the phrase "A buck two-eighty" or "A buck three

ninety" to specify an undetermined sum of money--sounds like a similar

principle here.

Bill Seaburg

On Thu, 20 Oct 1994, SHANE J SALLEE wrote:

I was wondering if anybody out there has ever heard of the expression forty-eleven. I used to live in Lexington, Kentucky and never heard of this until I moved up to Carter County, Kentucky. At first, I thought, "What the hell?" But now, it's become common place to me and I say all the time. For those of you who need a definition(Lori, my God, quit staring over my shoulder), forty-eleven is a number that is not defined. It can mean a few or very many things in a group. Anyway, before I was interrupted, I just wanted to see if this was common anyplace else other than here.

Thanks a whole forty-eleven bunch,

Shane Sallee