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    You pays your money ...

    Hi, "You pays your money and you takes your choice" is the last sentence in the preface to Brave New Word by Aldous Huxley, I don't understand the "you pays" and "you takes", but I feel this kind of usage should not be common ones, and I need your help.
    Thank you.

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    Re: A sentence in Brave New World

    It's a fixed expression which uses intentionally casual forms.
    I am not a teacher.

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