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Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: National Tartan Day-Reply #2 With Egg on face
> Actually the "great" kilt goes back a long, long way.It was a combination
> garment, blanket and several pockets in one piece.
> The names given the early celts by the Romans are thought to relate to
> checkered cloth, clothing, hence the plaid!
> In addition the saying "the whole nine yards" refers to the amount of
> to make a proper kilt. I promise to shut up about Scots now!
> Doug Ross
The saying "The whole nine yards" is also stated to refer to the length of a
continuous belt of .50 cal. ammo at each station of a WWII bomber's gunners.
Allegedly the comment was made when referring to an extremely hard fought
mission over Europe that the gunners had been busy, fired the "whole nine
yards" when defending their aircraft.
Could very well be true that both sayings are correct, and both were thought
to be new at the time.
Where's me caber and me Glenfiddich? Touch nae the cat but gloved!
64 Herald/Sports 1200 Sun Runner
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