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Posted by R. Berg on November 13, 2005

In Reply to: Than I can poke a stick at posted by Peta on November 13, 2005

: where does the phrase 'than I can poke a stick at" originate eg I have more work than I can poke a stick at , at the moment! or shake a stick at is sometimes also used .

I've always heard "shake a stick at," not "poke." There are different ideas about its origin. Try using "shake" and "stick" in an archive search, top of main Discussion Forum page.