the whole nine yards

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 7 20:22:34 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> From just
> today:

Interesting. I've always had a feeling that that expression had to do
with measuring cloth. Which is not to say that I think that this
article "proves" anything WRT to that impression. But, IMO, it *is* an
interesting anecdote.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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