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Re: If if's and buts were candy and nuts........

Posted by RRC on July 28, 2006

In Reply to: If's and buts where apples and nuts........ posted by norman stewart on July 28, 2006

: if's and buts where apples and nuts........

: can you finish the phrase and do you know it's origins and purpose

"If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?" seems to be attributed to Don Meredith (the American football player/commentator). To rephrase it: if all these reasons why we can't do something were party foods instead of words, we could have a really great party.

It would seem to be patterned after "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride" and "If I had a for every , I'd have ".