September Magazine: The Whole Nine Yards

Happy September. Happy 9th month of the year. However, in respect to the number nine I must admit that I there are a number things I just can’t understand. For instance, I just cannot understand the expression “the whole nine yards”. I can get a handle on the whole enchilada (yummy), even the whole kit and kiboodle (it’s a railroad term), but where does the … Continue reading September Magazine: The Whole Nine Yards

The Whole Nine Yards

I can’t say I understand the expression “the whole nine yards”. I can get a handle on the whole enchilada (yummy), even the whole kit and kiboodle (it’s a railroad term), but where does the expression the Whole Nine Yards come from? It’s etymology is murky. No one knows exactly where it came from. Likewise, the expression Dressed to the Nines is a puzzle to … Continue reading The Whole Nine Yards