Re: the rule of thumb
Posted by AJG on July 13, 2021, 15:15:56, in reply to "the rule of thumb"
I used to work with a lady who was very vociferous about the use of that phrase because of its supposed origins. So much so that I did a fair bit of research into it both online and off. |
As suspected, the Rule of Thumb was never written into British or any other law and it has its origin in rumour and hearsay.
Wikipedia article on Rule of Thumb