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    You pays your money and you takes your choice

    英単語で綴るい*つかのお題集[take]
    92, You pays your money and you takes your choice
    君の好きにしたら良い(どうせはっきりとは解らない)

    Why "pays" and "takes," not "pay" and "take"?


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    #2

    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    you pays your money and you takes your choice - Wiktionary

    This phrase is almost always pronounced in the ungrammatical form: you pays and you takes.

    Must be some other reason than grammar.

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    #3

    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    I understand it to be acceptable traditional Cockney grammar, similar to: "Them as cheats, pays the price!"


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    #4

    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    Hi,

    I know it as:

    " You pays your money and takes your chance".

    It may be colloquial slang.


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    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    You pays your money and you takes your choice.
    Yes, very colloquial. There are many common phrases in conversational English that are delightfully ungrammatical, and it never fails to raise a smile when their ungrammaticality is brought to our attention.

    Greg

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    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    We have a few sayings where an ungrammatical form is preferred; we also say 'as sure as eggs is eggs'.

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    #7

    Re: You pays your money and you takes your choice

    We hates Bagginssssss.... ;)

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