34 thoughts on “Change

  1. FORGET FLINT AND STEEL / JUST TAKE TWO WOODEN NICKELS / RUB THEM TOGETHER
    Inspired by a matchless translation of ‘Change’ re-titled ‘How To Earn a Wooden Merit Badge if You Don’t Have a Bic to Flick With’

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    • Hah! Yes, it is a classic punchline. Well, “classic” may be overstating it. “Punchline”, too. I remember in an old Charlie Chaplin short he uses the phrase, “For two pins”, because, I guess, back in 1918 a nickel would get you a whole meal. So your version is probably circa 1950, as in something the Beaver would say to Larry Mondello.

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  2. I grew up poor too and we played kick the can. We had a lot of fun with that old tin can. This is really wonderful writing, Tref. Hearing those two nickels rubbing together was like music to my ears.

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