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Thread #96919 Message #1901080
Posted By: Amos
05-Dec-06 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
A ten-spot is a bill with the number 10 on it in big letters. Usually worth ten dollars.
My name is Abe
And I never done no sin!
I feed the slave
An' my face is on the fin.
I never tole
No-one nothin' but the truth...
So why'd ya put that bullet in me,
John Wilkes Booth?
A piece of oral doggerel I learned from an old lawyer friend of my Dad's back in the Fifties.