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- Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 pm
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
- Topic: Go Pound Salt ???
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The origin is from 19th Century United States, and the reference would be to salt mine labor. The low man on the totem pole, or often the dumbest, would be assigned the job of pounding rock salt into crystals to be used in curing meats.