Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Thu Jan 3 13:55:17 UTC 2002

>A No. 1, extra inspected, scaled and screened, copper-fastened,
> free from scoots, silver-steel, buck-horn handle, nine yards to the
> thread thrown in!">>

Forgive my ignorance, if such is the case, but does anyone else hear bells
ringing when reading 'nine yards to the dollar' in this list of
congratulatory images and wonder as to a possible link to the
oft-debated/disputed 'whole nine yards.' I assume, however, that this has
been considered already. That said, I can't find a 'whole nine yards' thread
in ADS-L Archives (the main ref is to Jesse Sheidlower expounding on the
Full Monte) but maybe I searched incorrectly. I find it hard to believe that
the assembled expertise has not been focussed in that direction already.

Jonathon Green

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