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Six of one

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 09, 2005

In Reply to: Six of one posted by R Costanten on June 09, 2005

: Where did the phrase six of one a half dozen of another originate from

Where? I'm guessing England, but certainly in some English-speaking nation. Its meaning is transparent. Six of one thing, half a dozen of another thing, it's all the same, what's to choose? Or, as they used to say in Terry and the Pirates, Allee samee. In actual use, the six and the half-dozen always refer to the same set or virtually identical sets. SS

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