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Re: Every time a coconut!

Posted by David FG on April 04, 2006

In Reply to: Every time a coconut! posted by Sanjo Kuindersma on April 04, 2006

: Does anyone know the correct usage and origin of the phrase " Every time a coconut!"?

It comes from the fairground game in which balls are thrown at coconuts balanced on poles. If you manage to knock over a coconut you win it. Hence, in your phrase, 'every one is a winner': you win every time.

DFG