Showing posts with label Deadline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deadline. Show all posts

Aug 31, 2010

Deadlines

The word 'deadline' originated during the Civil War. It signified a boundary line, generally drawn on the ground, which a prisoner of war could not cross.  If prisoners went beyond the line, they were shot by guards. The POWs were often warned, "If you cross the line, you are dead."