[Ads-l] The Whole Six Yards(1927) Not an antedating.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 19 20:16:00 EST 2017


Heard "the whole _ten_ yards," day before yesterday, on the Hot Bench judge
show. An ex-wife is suing her ex for blowing up their son’s budding career
as a college football-player. Junior had been offered room, board, tuition,
books…

"The whole _ten_ yards!"

Prolly just a brainfart. But cf.

The Hollywood Reporter Wilkerson Daily Corporation - Page 33
https://books.google.com/books?id=PUgIAQAAMAAJ
The Whole Ten Yards [Action/Comedy]
…
[Start December 2, 2002]

Youneverknow.

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:06 PM, <sclements at neo.rr.com> wrote:

> An additional one from the South, this one using Newspapes.com
>
> 15 December 1927  _The Houston Herald_ Houston MO.  6/1
>
> Rumo(r? letter is blurry-ed.)says Lon Lay gets more letters than anyone on
> the line.  How about it, Lon?  Some say "daisies won't tell;" We say
> daisies will tell.  We heard the whole six yards--where did you lose your
> letter?
>
> Sam Clements
>
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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