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: Trivia: Origin of phrases II


ssully
01-10-2001, 09:54 PM
OK round two. What is the, "The Whole nine yards"? And where does it originate from?

grego
01-11-2001, 07:47 AM
In WWII, the Ammo Belts on B-18's (I think?) were 27 feet long. So, when a Gunner would shoot down a German fighter, he'd say "I gave him the whole nine yards" !!

Too much History Channel for me!

Nick
01-11-2001, 08:35 AM
The things I learn on this site never cease to amaze me...