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Where does "rule of thumb" come from? | FACTUAL FEMINIST

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

Feminist analysis of the term, "rule of thumb" usually refers to an alleged law where a man could beat his wife with a stick no wider than his thumb. But is that true? And if not, how did the term originate? The Factual Feminist answers these questions and more.

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Where does "rule of thumb" come from?

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