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Re: Row, not your boat.

Posted by Sathyaish Chakravarthy on June 15, 2004

In Reply to: Row, not your boat. posted by Bruce Kahl on June 15, 2004

: "Ratings row over Moore Iraq film"
: ---from the Drudge Report

: Anybody got the wholenine on how "row" got to mean "conflict"?

I can only assume, so I ask, what would _wholenine_ mean here? Surely it wouldn't have much to do with the expression, the whole nine yards?