Thursday, March 09, 2006

Random Trivia

In archery, as well as gunshooting, accuracy is very important. Any time you shoot and you don't hit your target, you've failed. In other words, almost ain't good enough. Therefore, the saying arose "An inch in a miss is as good as an ell." Sir Walter Scott shortened the phrase in the 19th Century and changed it to be the more alliterative "A miss is as good as a mile."

1 comment:

Cassie said...

does this trivia come from the bathroom reader books?