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What Are The Popular Slangs Words That Have Never Gone Out of Fashion?

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I heard a phrase used on an episode of THE RIFLEMAN yesterday---


"I wouldn't sell that horse for ----





I GET the "money" part.  And, as an old "shooter" from "the day", I sorta get the MARBLES part.  But, CHALK?


Now, I also know this phrase as the title of an old blues tune from the early '50's by a guy named Jimmie Rogers( NOT that hillbilly singer, nor the "Honeycomb" guy)


I've never asked how much CHALK I needed in order to acquire anything.  So, why CHALK? 


I love some of those old phrases, even if they ARE somewhat mysterious.




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