Originally Posted by shannon in KS
Dang, Shannon, on the "rate a phrase" scale, that one's worth at least a dollar!
My dad was a coal miner who never quite finished high school, and my mother was a school teacher. She had a great vocabulary, and everytime she used a "fancy" word, my dad would rate it, as in a 50 cent word, 75 cent word, etc. I guess a dollar word would be worth $10, nowadays.