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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?
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?
IPCC 01, the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference,
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