In our episode on female astronauts , Molly and I perpetuated a myth during our listener mail segment. Any help would be appreciated.
Journal of Legal Education. We read an email about the supposed etymology of the phrase "rule of thumb," linking it to an old law about wife beating. Listener Mat also cites linguist William Safire, who wrote that "The idea that rule of thumb is derived from an early form of spousal abuse is in error.
However, such a rule of thumb was never codified in law. Who's the Queen of Comics? Retrieved from " https:
Surely they call the plumbing "tubes" somewhere? If you think talent and hard work give top athletes all the leverage to succeed, think again.
Always imagined it to be a naval reference to torpedo tubes because once it's gone down the tubes it isn't coming back. Any commentary about "Rule of thumb" must include the "Rule of thumb rule of thumb" which states "All rules of thumb, including this one, is correct 4 out of 5 times".