RE: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings

Subject: RE: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:54:31 -0500

No official site (or cite), but ...

If memory recalls, "Straight from the horse's mouth" referred to a way of
ascertaining the age of a horse. Often the seller would quote something
other than the actual age of the animal, but a knowledgeable buyer could
look in the horse's mouth and see the condition of the teeth and determine
perhaps more accurately its true age.

Someone prove me wrong, OK?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike [mailto:techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 12:45 PM
Subject: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings

One of my dept. heads is giving a speech soon, and he
wants me to find the origin of the following:

"Straight from the horse's mouth"

"As a rule of thumb"

Anyone have a good resource on the Net for the origin
of some of these sayings?




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