Additional Information on "The Whole Six Yards"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 8 16:32:46 UTC 2012

I was going to attach my response to the message that contained the
quote that might make the connection a bit more clear:

"As we have been gone for a few days and failed to get all the news for
this issue we will give you the whole six yards in our next."
(From SG's post a bit earlier)


On 9/8/2012 12:29 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> No one has asked the question, so, I guess, I will. Would anyone
> undertake the task of computing the metric total of all the newsprint
> column-inch space (sans advertising -- or, perhaps, with) of that
> paper? A ballpark estimate, without seeing the paper, gives me --
> Length of page 1.5-2 ft
> columns 3/page
> number of pages 4
> Total 18-24 ft or 6-8 yards. This seems to be too close to ignore.
>     VS-)

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