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From: Russell Smith <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 19:32:30 -0600
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> On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Frank Henninger wrote:
> >      3)  And did I not read, in the last year or two, a second and
> > different explanation of the source of the name?  What was that?

    Justin Kaplan's biography of Twain suggested a Nevada custom by
 saloonkeepers who used the expression for marking up two drinks on credit.

         Russell Smith