Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 07:17:27 -0500

From: Denise Adams dadams[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TENET.EDU

Subject: Re: 40-11


Although it's not used as much now, all of my elder relatives say

40-ll. I'm originally from central Missouri.


Austin, TX

On Tue, 25 Oct 1994, BRENT D HUTCHINSON wrote:

All my life I have heard the expression "40-11" as well. I too am from eastern Kentucky, and I simply assumed that the expression was local. However, I have spent a considerable amount of time on coastal South Carolina and heard

the same expression there, meaning an undeterminable (but large) quantity.

Is this expression concentrated in the Eastern U.S., or is it used



Brent H.-Morehead State