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Re: The law of Chinky Chose

Posted by Baceseras on April 16, 2008 at 13:51:

In Reply to: The law of Chinky Chose posted by James Kenihan on April 16, 2008 at 07:25:

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "the law of Chinky Chose"? (Note- No racism intended or implied.) It related to a circumstance where one who got unfair advantage or was subsequently disadvantaged under different and separate circumstances

It's a playground term, part of the jargon of childhood. William Safire covered it in his "On Language" column in the NY Times quite a few years ago. See: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A05E7D91339F932A15752C0A960958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print