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  • Maybe forty years ago, there was a column in Playboy magazine (See, I WAS reading it for the articles!) that discussed the “Land of Dixie” They said that in the French Quarter, a ten-spot was used that had big “X”s and the word “dix” on it. Dixieland was the area in which those bills circulated, rather than the land south of the Mason-Dixon line. They also claimed that’s where the term “sawbuck” came from.

    The “Playboy Advisor” didn’t cite sources, but they seemed to be pretty reliable.

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