Posted by ESC on June 16, 2004
In Reply to: Row, not your boat. posted by Sathyaish Chakravarthy 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?
I believe Bruce was making a joking reference to one of our favorite phrases -- the whole nine yards. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/411150.html With great regularlity, someone will post a new theory about the phrase.