Friday, April 9, 2010
I've been wondering about this for awhile. When did 'waiting in line' become 'waiting ON line?' I get the heebie jeebies every time someone says 'on line.' As I write this and look at it on the screen, I realize that maybe it's a morphed expression since we're all 'online' all the time. But as far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as 'waiting on line.' For that act to be possible, a line would have to be something I could get on top of...like a kitchen table or a soap box or Ashton Kutcher. And it's not. You don't wait 'on line,' @#%%, you wait 'in line' because you're in the line, you're a part of it just like everyone else. A line is something you get 'in' like a hot mess or Harvard, or if it's a really good day, Ashton Kutcher. ::ahem::
So today I was 'in line' at the bank and several traffic lights. I am now 'online' and done sharing for today. Thanks for playing!
Image from Dumb Fruck by JAmesAP.