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touching something with a ten foot pole
    #798015 - 11/05/15 09:27 AM (1 year, 10 months ago)

You always hear the old adage "I would not touch that with a ten foot pole"....in what scenario is it appropriate/ideal to touch something with a ten foot pole?


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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: pizzeria]
    #798021 - 11/05/15 09:59 AM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Trying to kill a rattle snake on a job site where the only option is a ten foot pole
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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: Big Bear] * 2
    #798025 - 11/05/15 10:58 AM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Why would you kill a little rattle snake?


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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: pizzeria]
    #798029 - 11/05/15 12:04 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Quote:

This expression may have been derived by the 10-foot poles that river boatmen used to pole their boats with, along in shallow water, or from the barge poles that bargemen used to fend off wharfs and other boats.

Many believe this expression originates from a burial practice in New Orleans. The Spanish developed burial system of present day proceeds by first placing the casket of the patron in an above ground tomb. Exactly 1 year and 1 day after burial, the tomb is opened and the casket removed. The body is next wrapped in a sheet and shoved to the bottom of the tomb using a ten foot pole. The weather of the area caused the remains to decompose quickly and tombs are subsequently reused for many burial. The expression, "I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole," is thought to have originated from this burial process.




https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/not_touch_something_with_a_ten_foot_pole

also -

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/wouldnt-touch-with-a-barge-pole.html

that supports the barge theory.

These phrases are often pretty dope to look up. "Rule of thumb" is said to refer to that you could only beat your wife with a stick the diameter of your thumb. I just read a little of that on wiki too, and there is some confusion there if that's true or not, but it's what I always heard.


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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: pizzeria]
    #798043 - 11/05/15 05:03 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

to save a drowning person


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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: Bumble_Dick]
    #798052 - 11/05/15 06:29 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Bumble_Dick said:
Why would you kill a little rattle snake?



I wouldn't, but if I wanted to I could use a 10 foot pole.


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Re: touching something with a ten foot pole [Re: RasJeph]
    #798097 - 11/06/15 12:28 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Up vote for ras jeph....although I'm sufficiently disgused


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