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In Reply to: Whole Nine Yards posted by Bob on April 04, 2002
: : : At a military museum here in Victoria BC is a machine gun with a box of bullets strung along nine yards of material. It professes to be the origin of the phrase "give em' the Whole nine yards".
: : For hours of reading enjoyment, please enter "yards" into the archive-search box on the Discussion Forum page. Nine yards of previous posts should come up.
: The sign on the display, no doubt, dates from 1993.
Given recent inflation rates, what's the Grand Prize worth now, Bob?