A bigger bang for your buck – can you guess who first used this phrase?

Today ‘A Bigger Bang for your Buck’ means that you get more for your money.biggest-bang-for-buck

However, most sources credit US Defense Secretary Charles Wilson as the source of the expression ‘a bigger bang for your buck’ in reference to a new policy of using nuclear weapons in any conflict bigger than what they called ‘a brush-fire war’. That allowed them to radically reduce the numbers of servicemen and replace them with the comparatively inexpensive atomic bombs.

These invariably point to him having used the phrase in 1954. Wilson could be the person who coined the phrase but 1954 is clearly too late and, until a pre-December 1953 source is found, the phrase has to be logged as ‘coined by Anonymous’.

The current form of the phrase, which has lost its nuclear connotations, is ‘more bang for your buck’.

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America by Alabama author Donna R. Causey – based on ancestors of the Cottingham family of Bibb County, Alabama – Inspired by true historical events, Mary and Henry Pattenden flee to America to escape persecution –  It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University

Inspired by true historical events, Mary and Henry Pattenden flee to America to escape persecution –  It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University
Did you know that in the founding days of America many citizens were persecuted because of their religious beliefs?

REVIEW

This was a good read which allowed imagination to soar in the development of the first colonies of the US. Donna did an enormous amount of research in order to provide accuracy for her readers. I look forward to enjoying the development of the story and hope that Donna takes it all the way through to the present time.
Great work!

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