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

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 20 14:24:47 EST 2017

Another great find for Sam!  This citation gives some significant support to "whole six yards" as an alternative to WNY.  It is also interesting that Missouri is emerging as an important state in this saga in addition to Indiana and Kentucky.


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Subject: The Whole Six Yards(1927) Not an antedating.

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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