Re: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings

Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings
From: "Ira L. Jacobson" <laser -at- ieee -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 21:34:21 +0200

Mike <techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in techwr-l digest: March 21, 2001:

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?

Mike, thank you. Finally, after years of lurking, I have a contribution:

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law that stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


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