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Old 06-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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So this guy wants to trade shotgun says he may need a little boot? I just want to know what in the hell this means lol my guess is cash

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Old 06-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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So this guy wants to trade shotgun says he may need a little boot? I just want to know what in the hell this means lol my guess is cash
Yep, boot means some cash or other item of value to equalize the value.
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Who says you'll never learn anything hanging out here?

Used in this sense, the phrase "to boot" comes from middle English, a word meaning remedy. In this case, the remedy for an unequal trade- and what is asked for- "to boot"- is to make the trade even.

"If you'll swap me your shotgun for my rifle, I'll throw in 5 boxes of ammo, to boot."

"If you want to trade your .357 for my .45, I'll need about $100 to boot."

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Sure honey, I will buy you that ring, but I need a little something extra tonight......to boot.

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In Looseyanna it may be called lagniappe (lan-yap), a little something extra.

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Sure honey, I will buy you that ring, but I need a little something extra tonight......to boot.
Jager, i'm going to have try that one! thanks!
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Lagniappe- when the waiter slops a bit of coffee refilling the cup, then brings you a slice of pecan pie you did not order- and says "Fo lagniappe, suh"!

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Appreciate it guys lol I guess you do learn a little something on here

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