Is it backpedaling or backpaddling?
Every time I question this, Sean tries to reassure me that it's one and not the other, all the time, in all situations. Of course, I can't remember what that one was, and besides, I'm not convinced. Both make sense. If you're on a bike and you see that you're going somewhere you don't want to go, pedaling backwards is a futile effort to go back.
Similarly, if you're in a canoe (this is what i picture), and you've been taken by the current or your strong forepaddling, and you suddenly realize you're headed toward the edge of a giant waterfall and your impending doom, paddling backwards will do little to help. So which is it?? And why? And why can we not use both. I like options, who doesn't like options?? Someone tell me now, please.