Posted by Bob on June 22, 2005
In Reply to: Re: W9Y posted by Bob on June 22, 2005
: : Not a question, but a suggestion- you should add "the whole nine yards" to the index- It's from WWII when a pilot would shoot at something and use up the whole ammo belt in the machine gun. A belt of preloaded shells was 9 yards long (approx.) Thus when you really tear into something you are giving it "the whole 9 yards".
: What a novel idea! Thanks for sharing. By the way, Joe, read this: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/411150.html
Better idea: let's add a counter to the website that would add up the number of times W9Y theories bubble up to the surface. Every 100 submissions, the sender gets a prize: 9 yards of concrete wrapped in a kilt, maybe.