Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 21:15:24 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Mary Ann (or Marianne) quote (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 07:57:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: n jcl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CLASS.ORG
To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU
Subject: Mary Ann (or Marianne) quote
Dear Fellow Wombats --
We have a patron who is looking for the etymology of the phrase
"the whole Mary Ann (or Marianne)". Several of us here in
southern Oregon have heard this phrase and the general consensus
is that it means "the whole enchilada, kit and caboodle", etc.
But we can't find anything that SAYS that's what it means.
We have checked all our phrase books, quote books, slang
dictionaries, and so on. Many thanks in advance.
Jackson County Library Services
jcl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]class.org