Departing the Vacuousness
Quote from: No one on June 07, 2023, 12:05:11 PMWhat do you call someone who has read 12.5% of the bible?
Quote from: Tank on June 07, 2023, 01:12:11 PMQuote from: The Magic Pudding. on June 07, 2023, 11:45:26 AMOne for Tank, it needs to be listened to.
Freddy at his best!
Quote from: Recusant on June 07, 2023, 09:41:14 PMQuote from: MarcusA on June 07, 2023, 07:11:34 PMRecusant, what about a game of Tug-of-War? In that sport, you tow a line.
Yes, and a mule tows a line on a barge.
A tugboat tows a line on a ship.
The idiom "toe the line" has to do with meeting expectation, and has as its possible origin runners in a race stepping to the line to begin the race. "Tow the line," though a common error, is not only incorrect it carries a different (if perhaps adjacent) connotation.