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mccardey
06-02-2011, 06:16 AM
I'm having idiom meltdown. When something is a complete dog's breakfast, do you say it's a car wreck or a train wreck?

SWest
06-02-2011, 06:18 AM
Train wreck! :) All-twisted-metal-rails-busted-cars-hanging-off-both-sides thingy...



...might have been caused by a car...

mccardey
06-02-2011, 06:23 AM
Train wreck! :) All-twisted-metal-rails-busted-cars-hanging-off-both-sides thingy...



...might have been caused by a car...

Thank you so much. I had a feeling car wreck was wrong.

SWest
06-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Now dog's breakfast is gonna be stuck in my head! :D

Victoria
06-02-2011, 07:18 AM
I don't know.... I thought train wreck was for something that's a big ole mess, and a car wreck(rubber necking) is for soemthing you just can't look away from. What context were you using it in?

mccardey
06-02-2011, 07:20 AM
Victoria -


itís precisely because I know what heís like, heís a car wreck and I canít be trusted with vulnerable things, with breakable things. So itís not my fault and this is not mine to fix.

Victoria
06-02-2011, 07:24 AM
Yarp, train wreck.

JayMan
06-02-2011, 07:40 AM
It's train wreck here in the States, but I see from your location that you live in Australia, where things are all upside-down and nonsensical.

So, for your benefit, here is the proper expression in Australian:
˙ʞɔəɹʍ uıɐɹʇ

mccardey
06-02-2011, 07:43 AM
It's train wreck here in the States, but I see from your location that you live in Australia, where things are all upside-down and nonsensical.

So, for your benefit, here is the proper expression in Australian:
˙ʞɔəɹʍ uıɐɹʇ

*sigh*

thank you for, you know, being you.







;) :) and a rep point for making me smile.

JayMan
06-02-2011, 07:57 AM
Thank you!

Two things I always appreciate are rep and cash. I also accept cash in lieu of rep.

alleycat
06-02-2011, 07:58 AM
You could possibly also use "delicate flower".

. . . he's a delicate flower and I can't be trusted with vulnerable things . . .

Or "a total mess".

Just alternates.

cooeedownunder
06-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Just call it a plane wreck. Give the charachter some uniquness :D

mccardey
06-02-2011, 08:00 AM
You could possibly also use "delicate flower".

. . . he's a delicate flower and I can't be trusted with vulnerable things . . .

Or "a total mess".

Just alternates.

Thank you, Cat - you've obviously met the guy.... ;)

Jay - If only I'd know. I had all this money just sitting around, but I thought you'd prefer a rep.

Too late now.... tsk....

mccardey
06-02-2011, 08:01 AM
Just call it a plane wreck. Give the charachter some uniquness :D

Or hey! I could call him a milk bar! (Ok, thats not going to make sense to anyone except Cooee and me....)

alleycat
06-02-2011, 08:02 AM
. . . he's Charlie Sheen . . .

;-)))

cooeedownunder
06-02-2011, 08:07 AM
Or hey! I could call him a milk bar! (Ok, thats not going to make sense to anyone except Cooee and me....)

Just call him a bloody drongo and be done with it instead of trying to be clever.

cooeedownunder
06-02-2011, 08:08 AM
fruit loop :D

mccardey
06-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Just call him a bloody drongo and be done with it instead of trying to be clever.

I don't try to be clever. It's just something that happens. :tongue

benbradley
06-02-2011, 08:44 AM
Does it have any resemblance to this?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/yetanotherboardie/train_wreck_left_side.jpg
There's also a pic of that same incident from a different angle as well.

mccardey
06-02-2011, 08:51 AM
Best. Photo. Ever.

oh. hope no-one was hurt..... :blush:

benbradley
06-02-2011, 09:13 AM
Here we go, this even gives the place and date:
link to malware infected site removed

I hope you appreciate it, I had to look through several pics of Lindsay Lohan and Amy Winehouse to find it.

A quick google finds it documented here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_Montparnasse#1895_derailment
Apparently the event has quite a legacy:

The event captured the imagination of many artists, and may have contributed to the founding of surrealism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism) as an art movement.

JimmyB27
06-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Surely it depends on whether it was a train or a car involved?


:tongue

mccardey
06-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Surely it depends on whether it was a train or a car involved?


:tongue

*sigh*

Jimmy, meet Jayman. I can see you two becoming best friends....


;)

Lavern08
06-02-2011, 05:57 PM
http://creativitycounts.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/wreckingball.jpg