Grand Prize

Posted by R. Berg on April 04, 2002

In Reply to: Whole Nine Yards posted by TheFallen 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?

Maybe, instead of cash, it should be nine yards of something.