I heard something the other day that got me thinking: I'd bet that there are more than a few common phrases or figures of speech that - believe it or not - have come directly from the second world war. I know "the whole nine yards" referred to a fighter pilot using all of his ammunition in the wing belts that were, you guessed it - nine yards. Also, "go for broke" originated from a famous Japanese-American unit that was supposed to be one of the most decorated in the war. I forget their name, though. Can anyone think of others???