Posted by ESC on September 19, 2003
In Reply to: I'll bet you 23/80 posted by David on September 19, 2003
: Heard this in a couple of old Nancy Drew movies. "Why I'll bet you 23/80 that..." Could be $23.80 or 23-80 or even 20 3 80. Would love to know what the origin of that phrase was.
I don't know the answer. But I couldn't resist mentioning that I just bought No. 1 in the Nancy Drew series (The Secret of the Old Clock) from Applewood Books. Applewood publishes the original versions of Nancy Drew (1-18) plus other books from "America's living past" like the Hardy Boys.