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