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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Except for the niggling detail that shocks aren’t generally audible, this makes perfect sense. Examples:
... a day in early 1974 the U.S. House of Representatives voted 211 to 204 to scrap the National Land-Use Act. It was sort of a shock heard round the world.
“It was the shock heard round the world,” says Marcia Stefanick, PhD, head of the WHI’s steering committee.
www.rd.com/health/prevention/your-medic … 21814.html
But then there was a shock heard ‘round the world: Johnson tested positive for steroids after the race.
www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_c … &Itemid=40
Feb 15, 2008 … It’s the shock heard ’round the world. Amy Winehouse nabs the Grammy for her pseudo-autobiographical but all too catchy “Rehab. ...
Well, there is shock wave, which is often very noisy.
I’d say two senses of shock are at play here: shocking, meaning surprising or perhaps terrible, plus shock wave or a shock in the sense of a collision, which gets to the “heard” bit.
Yes, darned near perfect.