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Pick Your Poison

by on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Something that my mom used to say when we kids were clamoring for something that she was offering, like a snack tray or a box of chocolates, was that we would each get a turn. When it was our turn, she put the tray or box in front of each of us and told us, one by one, to “pick your poison.”

I had to look up that phrase to see if it was from a movie or song lyrics, but from what I can tell it came about during Prohibition and meant which alcoholic drink would you prefer?