tack » tact
Spotted in the wild:
- Or take another tact: is Penelope’s heroism portrayed as equal to Odysseus’s heroism? If so, why, if not, why not? (link)
- While we do not discount another merger attempt in the future, Surrey could take another tact due to its public status and become a consolidator of other B.C. credit unions. (link)
- Now that I understand your position a bit better, let me take another tact. (link)
The sailing metaphor has been lost, and a link has been forged from the “course of action” sense to, maybe, the word _tactics_.