Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Chinaman's chance"


I once read about an railroad expression describing the action or danger of lowering one Chinese worker on a rope (instead of the three a basket) to plant a dynamite stick in the vertical surface of a cliff.

The expression described the fact that quite a few such worker were not pulled up in time to avoid being blown up.

Do you know of this expression, if my memory is correct?



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2/29/2012 10:32 PM  

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