Buying a shotgun or trading

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cblowe13, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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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
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Yep, boot means some cash or other item of value to equalize the value.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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."
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    In Looseyanna it may be called lagniappe (lan-yap), a little something extra.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Jager, i'm going to have try that one! thanks!:D
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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"!:D
     
  8. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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