If Steven Pinker had (re)written Had Gadya...
Father spent Z$2.00 on the kid
the Grim Reaper
[``Z$'' stands for zuz, which in the Aramaic of Had Gadya
is a quarter of a silver shekel -- whence Z$2.00 for the ``two zuzim''
(trei zuzei) of the Haggadah song.
There's also a Hebrew word ``zuz'',
meaning ``move!'' or ``move it!'',
but I'm sure that that's a mere coincidence.
And yes, in Aramaic trei means 2, not 3.]