Yesterday, Morgan and her husband took Shufitz and me to Niagara Falls. I had never seen it, and it is beautiful.
As we were watching the rapids, Morgan's husband showed me where the point of no return is, meaning, if you go beyond that point...goodbye! I wondered if that is how the phrase evolved. Nobody seemed to know, and I couldn't find the answer online. Do any of you know?
quote:I've always understood it to mean the point beyond which you have no choice but to continue.
Well, Asa, in essence I believe that is what it means with the rapids. In other words, beyond a certain point you can't turn back and you will go over the falls to a certain death. I just wondered if that phrase was used to describe that situation.....or if it was (were?) dervived from it.