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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

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@red&curly wrote:
Hey, I'm from NC close to SC border on I-95.I have heard case quarter all my life but don't think younger people .

Foxxee, we are not trying to make English language more difficult.I think all areas have their sayings that others have not heard off.Just something that caught on I guess.

We use it when we need a solid quarter like for a soft drink machine, laundermat, paperbox, things where 25 cents in change were not accepted in the receptacle.
Hope that helps with why its used.
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Exactly! Since my friend was at Aldi's and had change, she asked someone returning a cart for theirs (you need a CASE QUARTER to get a cart at Aldi's) and gave them the change, saying she didn't have a case quarter!

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Also what @red&curly  said about the language is true! My friend was raised with the term as her mom was from South Carolina where it is common. She said she thought it was common knowledge! 

I guess it's like here in NJ where I live, we say sprinkles on top of ice cream. In south NJ, they say jimmies. We say sub for submarine sandwich, they say hoagie. We say pork roll, they say Taylor ham. It's  just what you're use too!

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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

@Starpolisher It is as relevant as asking for a "thin dime" which means a single coin, not 2 nickels.  I am from Mississippi if that matters!

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@Starpolisher,

I love your signature quote.

My sister gave me his, "The Prophet" long ago.

I had never heard this quote and it is beautifulSmiley Happy  

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@on the bay wrote:

@Starpolisher,

I love your signature quote.

My sister gave me his, "The Prophet" long ago.

I had never heard this quote and it is beautifulSmiley Happy  


Thank you! What a coincidence...My sister gave me my copy long ago also! 🤗

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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

I've never heard of it, either.

 

Seems odd.  A quarter is already a quarter.  Twenty-five cents can be comprised of a combination of other coins, but a quarter is a quarter (?).

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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

I remember hearing my Dad say that when I was growing up. I am in Kentucky.

 

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@Starpolisher 

No.  What is it supposed to mean, or refer to?  I'm from the south.

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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

I live in Ohio and am very familiar with the saying.   I find that my black friends use it more frequently. 

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Re: Have you ever ever heard this expression?

Never heard of it.   I live in New Jersey.