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Jul 23, 2012
@VydorScope Thank you for your post. Without it I would be lost :)
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Jul 23, 2012

So you mean this: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2010-09-12/ ?
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Jul 23, 2012
Sounds like where I work where they Increase Productivity through more senseless meetings. then when they see lower productivity through all those meetings, they decide to have more meetings.

FPM = Face Palm Moments.
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Jul 23, 2012
The oldest reference I can find is in Judges 9:45, where Abimelech salts the fields after sacking the city of Shechem, which would date salting fields being practiced as early as 1170 BC.

Not to be confused with "salt of the earth, which is also a Biblical term.
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Jul 23, 2012
@jaybeeq "Can some US citizen please explain this to the rest of us? "

This reference predates even the English language. Salting the earth was (in)famously done by Rome as a punishment to Carthage after victory in the Punic wars over 2,000 years ago. As Vydorscope stated, this would prevent the growing of crops.

The great orator Cicero was known for ending every speech, regardless of the topic, with the incitement, "Carthago delenda est!", "Carthage must be destroyed!"

My main problem with the comic strip is that it implies that PHB actually knows classical references and can use them properly.
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