1916 "the whole six yards," again from Kentucky

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 13 06:55:32 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> "suit us to a thank you"

How does

"suit us to a fare-thee-well"

strike you? That's no less nonsensical than

"suit us to a thank-you."


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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