First Reactions to Bonnie Taylor-Blake's Latest "Whole Nine Yards" Discoveries

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 6 23:39:56 UTC 2013

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake wrote:
> I will thank Ben Zimmer, though, because his latest radio interview on
> "the whole nine yards,"
> enabled me to think about this great word puzzle all over again.

I'm glad that I inspired Bonnie to dig up these new discoveries, but
of course now that she has, it renders my review of the latest
research obsolete! I'll see if I can do a followup on KUOW.


Ben Zimmer

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