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Old 04-15-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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Rule of thumb?

Hey all.......

This is a phrase that just .......well.......irks me.

The 'rule of thumb' phrase comes to us from 'way back when' when it was legal for a husband to beat his wife and children. With a switch that was no bigger than his thumb. And looking at my thumb [being a gal an all] that's pretty thick and able to do some REAL damage. So think about that 'rule' the next time you use that phrase. Just hadta share that tidbit of info!


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Old 04-16-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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That's exactly why I don't use that phrase! Buncha freakin' cavemen 'way back when.'

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Old 04-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Oh gosh!

Thanks Polishedtopaz!! I did not know where that saying derived from!! I use it! Or should i say, i have used it! But, will never again. And, i will pass it on to others too!! thanks!! I learn something new everyday in here!!
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Well it did mean anything bad until you told me it did! Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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I wish somebody would have tried to use the "rule of thumb" on me. I would have stuck it where the sun does not shine.
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