1916 "the whole six yards," again from Kentucky

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 12 17:33:21 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Perhaps it was a typo. There are several other typos on that page. Perhaps it was intended to read: and it suits us to a tee.

It's kind of a strange typo, though, unless our correspondent had
lousy handwriting.  I was thinking of our Livingston stringer's
occasional humorous asides and folksy style within these local news
columns as indicators that he may have tried "suit us to a T.Y." as a
play on "suit us to a T" combined with an abbreviated "thank you" (for
whatever editorial he was talking about).

-- Bonnie

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