1916 "the whole six yards," again from Kentucky

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 12 09:15:20 UTC 2012

I had wondered:

> Well, Mr. Editor we must take our hat off to you. In your last week's
> editorial you sure did give them the whole six yards and it did suit
> us to a T.Y.  So, come again at your earliest convenience.

> But here's another question, no doubt unrelated to "the whole
> [six/nine] yards":  why the "T.Y." in "suit us to a T.Y."?

And, duh, now it occurs to me that "T.Y." signifies "thank you."

-- Bonnie

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