The full nine yards (1907)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 6 19:58:01 UTC 2013

Wonderful citations!
Now you have given us a connection between baseball, nine-innings, and
nine yards. You are really giving us the whole nine yards, Bonnie.

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake
<b.taylorblake at> wrote:
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Bonnie Taylor-Blake <b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      The full nine yards (1907)
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Again via -- Bonnie
> This afternoon at 2:30 will be called one of the baseball games that
> will be worth going a long way to see.  The regular nine is going to
> play the business men as many innings as they can, but we can not
> promise the full nine yards.  [From "Baseball," The Mitchell
> Commercial (Lawrence County, Indiana), 2 May 1907, p. 2]
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list