Fittingly, back in Roane and Branch helped create an annual five-day festival, called Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival , with performances by black female comedians to coincide with the real Essence Festival. From Marsha Warfield to New Orleans talent, check out this lineup of comedians. Chibueze is a special education teacher and photographer who also founded No Lye Comedy , a comedy collective that aims to provide comedy opportunities to black women in New Orleans. Doors will open at 6 p. Email Gambit staff writer Kaylee Poche at kayleep gambitweekly. Edit Article Add New Article.
The English phrase rule of thumb refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. It refers to an easily learned and easily applied procedure or standard, based on practical experience rather than theory. This usage of the phrase can be traced back to the seventeenth century, and has been associated with various trades where quantities were measured by comparison to the width or length of a thumb. A modern folk etymology holds that the phrase derives from the maximum width of a stick allowed for wife-beating under English law ; this belief may have originated in a rumored statement by the eighteenth-century judge Sir Francis Buller that a man may beat his wife with a stick no wider than his thumb. The rumor produced numerous jokes and satirical cartoons at Buller's expense; however, there is no record that he made such a statement.