Do You Stand "In Line" or "On Line"
I am a native Californian, born and bred within the fine city of Los Angeles. During my travels to different places around the country and the world I have had to wait to get on planes, into movies, walk through airport security and been a member of lines to get into any number of places.
Most of the time I have had to wait “in-line” in spite of the attempts of some people to get me to wait “on-line” but I most definitely have never been part of the queue.
I have to say that I just don’t like the term, “on-line” that is. When it comes to having to wait to enter somewhere it just feels awkward and unnatural to say that I am waiting “on-line” unless of course I am surfing the net.