Learn The Ropes - Captcha Challenge
Time for a captchachallenge . Been awhile since I did one of these. Kinda missed it. Back in the day, captcha challenges were my go-to topics when I went brain dead and I couldn't think of a topic to write about to save my life. For sometime, captcha challenges became my crutches. More about that in another post.
Anyway, back to the captcha challenge. 'Learn the ropes' is actually a nautical term. Back in the day when a seaman is new, he will have 'know the ropes' written in his discharge meaning he only has basic knowledge on how to operate a ship. Another possible source of the phrase is that sailing ships then had to use a lot of ropes and knots. So when a seaman, is learning how and for what each rope is for, he is said to be 'learning the ropes'. Common usage of the phrase means to learn how things work and how things get done.
Of course, in life, we continue to learn the ropes in everyday life lest we be tangled and roped in. Pun intended.
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