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oroboros commented on the word there's no free lunch
In the old days, saloon and bar owners offered a free lunch to patrons who spent a requisite time drinking in their establishment, hoping they would get so drunk they'd forget they never got their free lunch. It was adjudged as unfair advertising by the authorities of the era. (via NPR's Says You)
January 29, 2011