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Re: First come, first serve(d)

Posted by R. Berg on July 17, 2001

In Reply to: First come, first serve(d) posted by Flavia on July 17, 2001

: Although in the dictionary I found the phrase "first come, first served" I have often heard it pronounced
: without the "d" at the end. Does anybody know whether this is only a wrong usage or where "first come, first serve" derives from (old english?).
: thanks, flavia

The dictionary is correct: the "d" belongs in the phrase. Those who come first are the first to be served.