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    ok when someone is talking about cash for example I hate taking back my cans but I sure like the dough. Is it spelled dough or doe? I said doe because dough is bread but some people say its spelled dough for the saying Im rolling in the dough. So for this particular sentence about "but I sure like the dough" how should it be spelled?

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    Default Re: Is it Dough or Doe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    ok when someone is talking about cash for example I hate taking back my cans but I sure like the dough. Is it spelled dough or doe? I said doe because dough is bread but some people say its spelled dough for the saying Im rolling in the dough. So for this particular sentence about "but I sure like the dough" how should it be spelled?

    Dough/cash Doe/female deer.

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    Like English '60s slang 'bread' (meaning money), or the expression 'earning an honest crust'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Like English '60s slang 'bread' (meaning money), or the expression 'earning an honest crust'.

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    Would this have stemmed from the term 'bread winner'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    Would this have stemmed from the term 'bread winner'?
    Interesting thought!

    Today you still might hear "I don't have that kind of dough" but the use of "bread" would sound like you needed love beads and a peace symbol.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Interesting thought!

    Today you still might hear "I don't have that kind of dough" but the use of "bread" would sound like you needed love beads and a peace symbol.
    And what's wrong with love beads and peace symbols?

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    Default Re: Is it Dough or Doe?

    There are many other figures of speech that equate food with money - 'worth his salt', 'bring home the bacon', 'put food on the table'. And this doesn't apply only to English; Spanish slang for money is pasta (at least it was when I was there). I expect many other languages do something similar.

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