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Where did the saying short end of the stick come from??

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  • Where did the saying short end of the stick come from??


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Answer #1 | 08/02 2014 09:52
from people complaining about your language when you say the sh*t end of the stick, which makes a lot more sense when describing something you wouldn't want to get hold of.
Answer #2 | 08/02 2014 09:58
A quick Google indicates that the original version of the phrase is "the worst end of the staff". On a staff used for walking outdoors, of course, one end is likely to...have something on it. There is a theory that "short" is a euphemism for a slightly similar word.

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