Spare the Rod

If you’re a native English speaker you’ve probably heard the expression “spare the rod and spoil the child”, interpreted for centuries by schools (and sadistic parents) that the Bible supports whipping, caning, using a ruler to slash knuckles, tying a log to a child’s back, tawsing (a form of whipping), imprisoning children in stocks, flogging and being imprisoned in a cage (large wicker basket) as … Continue reading Spare the Rod