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Learn The Ropes - Captcha Challenge

Time for a . 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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ViperGirl85 wrote on April 14, 2015, 8:53 PM

You know, I have never done a captcha challenge before. How does it work? I mean, I usually don't get the captcha until I'm submitting the post; so do I just use that captcha and make a new post about it? Thanks.

allen0187 wrote on April 14, 2015, 8:55 PM

That's how I do it ViperGirl85 . Looking forward to reading your captcha challenge posts!

bestwriter wrote on April 14, 2015, 9:07 PM

Must remember the next time I do a post and write about what I see there.

allen0187 wrote on April 14, 2015, 11:50 PM

Yup, the captcha is our friend!

allen0187 wrote on April 14, 2015, 11:53 PM

So true &VisionofHope . It seems that with these captcha's being so relevant with our posts that 'big brother' is watching us.

grandma20121 wrote on April 15, 2015, 12:26 AM

yup I have heard of this phrase and actually used it many times in my own life ,as well

peachpurple wrote on April 15, 2015, 6:20 AM

i have read lots of writers writing about the challenge, what's it all about?