<font face=tahoma size=4 colour=brown>Like a bull in a china shop.</font></font></font>  

AlbertPrince 57M
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10/4/2005 12:09 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

<font face=tahoma size=4 colour=brown>Like a bull in a china shop.</font></font></font>

Implies a mad rampage of destruction.

While the staff of a china shop may be distressed to find a bull on their premises, there is no guarantee that it will run amok.

A bull may however have no concept of the value we humans put on crockery, and cause breakages.

A relaxed bull in a large well-lit china shop with wide aisles may behave quite safely and could be easily brought down by a powerful tranquilliser dart and carted off to the slaughterhouse.


A useful metaphor if rephrased is:

‘like a maddened bull in a small noisy china shop with no tranquilliser darts to be had for love nor money’


JJKittyKat 59F

10/4/2005 11:12 am

it is not quite the same tho is it?


AlbertPrince 57M

10/5/2005 1:39 pm

JJ - no not really, but I suspect that this is where the humour is in this post.


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