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Thursday, October 06, 2011

druthers

\DRUHTH-erz\ , noun;
1.
One's own way, choice, or preference.
Quotes:
"You mean if I had my druthers? Why, if I had my druthers I'd druther eat speckledly gravy," Dove assured him.
-- Nelson Algren, A Walk on the Wild Side
"Like I say, I think George would go right on living in the house if he had his druthers," Judy Diment said.
-- Stephen King, Everything's Eventual
Origin:
Druthers comes from a jocular American English formation of the phrase "I'd ruther" meaning "I'd rather."
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