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Old 01-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Baby/Bathwater question

Hi all- I guess today is my day for posting new threads..
What's up with the old adage "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater"? I can only assume (because research is so time-consuming) that this was taken from an old Airstream owners manual, in the Plumbing and Greywater section. It appears to imply that it is ok to throw out bathwater, but not, you know, babies. (Duh)
Can anyone shed more light on this absorbing topic??
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My recollection, not researched, is that in the old days when bathing was not really in vogue and water was pumped by hand and heated over a fire, first the men would bathe, then the women and lastly the baby,(using the same water) thus the chance of throwing the baby out with the now well used water. This of course would be gray water which most likely was dumped on the ground
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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1 historical vote for dumping greywater, then.
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Hi all- I guess today is my day for posting new threads..
What's up with the old adage "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater"? I can only assume (because research is so time-consuming) that this was taken from an old Airstream owners manual, in the Plumbing and Greywater section. It appears to imply that it is ok to throw out bathwater, but not, you know, babies. (Duh)
Can anyone shed more light on this absorbing topic??
You are over analyzing and missing the point of the saying.

It is really pointing out that is best to throw the baby out with the trash.

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=w7ts;1097432]You are over analyzing and missing the point of the saying.

It is really pointing out that is best to throw the baby out with the trash.

Mr. W7ts- Perhaps, back "in the day", this is what rich, leisure-addled Airstream owners did, rather than rear their young. I don't know, just wondering out loud. The point being, We now have recycling programs that are quite easy to use, including curb-side pickup. Thanks for posting!
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