Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rule of thumb…its about an inch

It is often incorrectly stated that the “rule of thumb” expression dates back to a time in history when a man was allowed by law to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. As far as … Continue reading

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Pass the buck…and the responsibility

Oftentimes when one person is tasked with a job or responsibility and doesn’t wish to have this responsibility they would pass it on to someone else. This action of “passing the buck” originates back to the early days of the … Continue reading

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Port and starboard: Quintessential nautical know-how

At the basis of these terms lies the fact that most people on the planet are right handed (around 80%) so it stands to reason that in the early days of sailing a boat captain would steer with his right … Continue reading

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