Totally OT, but couldn't help it... Are you married to Ayrton Senna?
I believe the original quote was "the difference between men and children are the toys", but I guess he didn't really have to care about their cost...
Well, let's go OOT.
I didn't know that
. She drives pretty fast, if you must know. Anyway, I'm afraid Senna is misquoted or he misquoted the phrase: it's a common one in spanish (and portuguese, I imagine). Just google for "La diferencia entre los hombres y los niños es el precio de
los juguetes" (with quotes and all, so you search for the exact wording): you'll get 248.000 hits, and none of them, at least in the first pages, mentions Senna.
If you google for "La diferencia entre los hombres y los niños son los juguetes" (that is, without the "price" part) you'll get no hits (I checked, I swear).
If you leave the "cost" part aside, then you don't get the point: the toys are the same. One of my partners at the office uses it when he sees me building a traffic simulation, or he says something like "Still playing with little cars?"
I'm pretty sure it predates Senna muttering it. Actually, I'm also pretty sure my wife said that to me way before Senna said the same
to whoever heard him.
I was her boyfriend when Alan Jones was the champion, years before Senna started to race in F1, so from now on, you know who you should attribute the phrase to: Claudia Nicholls.
And yes, she's a hot babe, way more than "lovely". Actually, she's not "lovely" by a mile (she has black eyes, if that
is an explanation): I have a lovely cat, but I'm afraid I don't have a lovely wife.
So, Senna didn't invent the phrase: it's like saying that "it's raining dogs and cats" is a phrase by Graham Hill just because he said that once. Besides, don't you have, in english, the expression "Boys Toys" for the same idea?