Originally Posted by Allison Finch
Actually, it is quite correct to call them lines or reins in the USA. The same reason we call Kimblewicks, kimberwickes. That does not make us wrong....HERE. You can call them whatever you want in England. I doubt your experience THERE will affect what we do here.
I drive and I will say "hand me the reins" but will call them lines as well.
did you know the Kimblewick bit was named after the village of Kimblewick near Uttoxeter - also a place and not uxeter.
But you can call it and spell it how the heck you like and it may well be you don't give a stuff about the etymology.
I have actually done quite a bit of driving there and including clinics and I've a driver coming over here for training early June but don't worry I don't give a stuff about trying to influence or affect the whole driving world.
World domination can be your job if you want.