..this is definitely a ‘share’ …LUV this kinda material… from my friend, the Storyreading Ape, Chris Graham …
Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog..... An Author Promotions Enterprise!:
A SHOT OF WHISKEY:
In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a “shot” of whiskey.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS:
American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by belts of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9 yards) long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the whole nine yards.
BUYING THE FARM:
This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance policies worth $5,000.00. This was about the price of an average farm. So if you died you in battle you “bought the farm” for your survivors.
IRON CLAD CONTRACT:
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