LTS Biker wrote:
Ahm... what are dibs???
I had never heard of "bags," but "dibs" has been around as long as I have been speaking my native language of...American.
"Dibs" is a claim of possession, although making the claim and enforcing it are two different areas. The rules for "dibs" are unwritten as far as I know, but the first person calling "dibs" expects it to be the only claim necessary, and that is rarely the case.
Example: "Dibs on the front seat!" "Dibs on the red licorice!"
Will be followed by hair-splitting rule interpretation: "You can't call front-seat dibs unless you are touching the car." "You had red licorice last time!"
Or the appeal to authority: "Mom, tell him he can't have dibs."
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