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#1 2016-01-03 12:03:22

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
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"...a train wreck in a...a china closet."

From an episode of Dual Survival I saw last night. I think it’s an amusing blend.

Obviously train wreck crossed with like a bull in a china closet [bull in a china shop is how I always heard it. Regional difference, I suppose.]

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#2 2016-01-03 14:45:32

DavidTuggy
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Re: "...a train wreck in a...a china closet."

Good ’un. I’m not sure what causes all the malapropinquity (other than kem’s rule that every possible error will be made at some time or another), but this fits right into an ongoing collection, alongside of:

like a bull in a tool shed,
like a bull monkey in a Chinese closet,
like a bowl in a china cabinet,
happy as a clam in a china shop

Amazing, and certainly fun, what people come up with.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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