Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:48:29 -0500 From: Robert Ness Subject: the full Monte A colleague informs me that he heard the following explanation for the full Monte: from Field Marshall Montgomery's insistance during the war upon a full English breakfast every morning, however he was circumstanced in the field, and so the expression came to mean rashers, kippers, eggs..., the whole kit and caboodle. I like the Montague Burton tailoring shops explanation a bit better.