[JN] Fwd: "the hole nnine yards... a recent history.....

Richard Nevill r.nevill at eastlink.ca
Fri Feb 5 19:23:04 CST 2021



I had a look through my 1985 Yeager biography but I didn't see anything in it. 


BTW Phil, the 1985 bio is a fun read. I paid only 2 bucks for mine so if you can find a cheap one
grab it.

Cheers
Richard Nevill

On 02/05/21 04:29 AM, Philip Yates via Sound  <sound at soundlist.org> wrote: 
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> Yes! You just made my day! :-) After Christian first ruined it, of course.
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> As for you being the source of the aircraft "whole nine yards" thing. Oh... my... god. I believe you, your account rings true as a bell, and I read about the nine yards thing on the internet, just like you said. 
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> Actually, now that I think about it, the true STORY about the story about the source of "the whole nine yards" is even more interesting than the fiction that you inadvertently (and indirectly) caused to be spread around the world! Crazy-ass... stuff.
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> I looked up Chuck Yeager on my beloved www.bookfinder.com(http://www.bookfinder.com ), but while there are a lot of hits, I saw nothing before 1985. However, they only list books that they actually have for sale, so a lot of the rare stuff appears and then disappears on their site.
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> On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 9:02 PM Spence Barton via Sound <sound at soundlist.org(javascript:main.compose( )> wrote:
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> > Lest anyone misunderstand this, what I meant was Phil has 
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> > On 2/4/2021 6:36 PM, Spence Barton via Sound wrote:
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> > > Let me thank Phil for regularly reminding us that just 
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