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chipmunk88
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In my sociology book, it mentioned the origin of the phrase "rule of thumb." A man could not beat his wife with a stick wider than his thumb. Now I thought there was a snopes page on this, but I couldn't find it. Can anyone help me out?
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Lackwit the Giant Toaster Oven
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Aw man! I was sure Barbara had a page about this in the ULRP. Anyway, as they say in Japan, "Chao no buuka!"
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chipmunk88
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Thanks, Lackwit. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at being misinformed by my textbook. I had a history book in 5th grade tell me about David Rice Atchison
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