Query: Whole Enchilada

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Mon Aug 2 13:38:23 UTC 1999

This query came into the ADS web site. Please provide whatever assistance you can to the sender. Make sure to send your reply to the address below, not to me, although you may want to carbon copy the list. I have referred the sender to the ADS-L archives for answers to "the whole nine yards," although I guess it couldn't hurt to have that issue addressed directly.

I will be conducting a diversity presentation on Slang.  I was asked for the origin of "the whole nine yards"  and "the whole enchilada".  Do you know where I might find that info and the origin of other slang terms?

Rod Drumm
nyrrod at att.net

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