Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 16:57:59 -0500
From: Rosemary Rummler RRRummler[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Rima's rule of thumb
In my law school class on the history of Anglo-American law, I was taught
that the wife-disciplining-rod or -strap story of the origin of the phrase
"rule of thumb" is not true. Sorry, but we weren't offered any alternative
explanation for the phrase.
Rosemary Rougon Rummler, JD