Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in every week for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged. 

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406 - Sayings: xX420YoLoXx Edition

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"Rule of Thumb"
http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/blogs/where-does-rule-of-thumb-come-from-not-legalized-wife-beating.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/rule-of-thumb.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BjpUhPg9g

"Handicapped"
http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/handicap.asp
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=handicap

"Cracker"
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/07/01/197644761/word-watch-on-crackers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Cracker

"Whole Nine Yards"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_whole_nine_yards

"Buck"
http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/buck.asp
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/03/dollar-called-buck/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-b-bradshaw/all-that-moola_b_6007430.html

"Tips"
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/09/what-is-the-origin-of-the-word-tip-as-in-leaving-a-tip/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratuity

"Saved by the Bell"
http://mentalfloss.com/article/55688/6-widely-repeated-phrase-origins-debunked
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/saved-by-the-bell.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/phrase-origins-that-are-wrong-2015-1

"420" (Blaze it!)
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Stoner-Chic-Traces-Origin-To-San-Rafael-2763464.php
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/apr/20/news/mn-39055

"Marmalade"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmalade
https://www.dailywritingtips.com/a-sweet-story-about-marmalade/