2 Cows and a Chicken by Steve Skelton

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  1. Ellen Gwynne

    Ellen Gwynne said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, it’s from an old medeival law that a man could not beat his wife with a stick wider than his thumb. Must be wives of skinny guys had it much better. Soooo unfair.

  2. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 3 years ago

    Measure twice – done. Cut once – Oh B&^^&$£S; there goes my thumb.

  3. rsketch

    rsketch GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ellen Gwynne

    As it happens, that isn’t true. There’s a page on The Straight Dope all about the real origin of “rule of thumb” and where this mistaken origin comes from: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2550/does-rule-of-thumb-refer-to-an-old-law-permitting-wife-beating

  4. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m all thumbs.

  5. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ellen Gwynne

    Gee, I thought it came from Norm Abram and Bob Vila

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Thumbs up for 2C&C

  7. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    LOL!

  8. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Thumb things goin’ on around here.

  9. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    There once was a very wise ruler named Thumb and he ruled all of Thumbland with an iron fist.

  10. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    look at my thumb gee your dumb

  11. ColoradoRon

    ColoradoRon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The term “rule of thumb” comes from Old English. A husband was allowed to hit his wife with a stick that was no thicker than a man’s thumb. Obviously barbaric but an interesting orgin for a very common term. Now you know…

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ColoradoRon

    Rulle of thumb: Folk etymologies are almost always wrong. Look at the link in @rsketch’s comment above.

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 3 years ago

    I always thought that the width of a man’s thumb was generally held to be equal to one inch.

  14. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    Do you think his little girls name is Thumbellina??

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