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Bought the farm

Posted by Brian collins on May 29, 2003

In Reply to: Bought the farm posted by Tom on May 27, 2003

: In his autobiography written with Leo Janus, Chuck Yeager talks in detail about this phrase, giving a different connotation to it. He states it was frequently used by WWII. I don't have a copy of the book handy, or I would reference the page number. Also, he is still alive so you could ask him. Being a career aviator, I'd also be interested to hear his take on your favorite unsubstantiated phrase--the Whole nine yards.----
my connotation on this refers to gi's carrying enough insurance to pay for their parents rented homestead in the event of their death often there was not a living to be made for all the ofspring and a military career was the only escape, for a taste of this scenario read audie murphys auto biog&also watch the old b&w film seargeant yorke