See the elephant
Posted: 03 December 2016 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yesterday on CNN, I heard an interviewee discussing Pres.-elect Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense use the classic phrase “he’s seen the elephant” to refer to Gen. Mattis’s” combat experience.

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Posted: 03 December 2016 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 04 December 2016 06:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A fascinating entry, Dave; I didn’t know about the older expression to see the lions.

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Posted: 04 December 2016 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That was a good entry. I’d never heard of the earlier expression either. I must get round to reading more of the Big List, it clearly has many more surprises in store.

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Posted: 05 December 2016 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It makes me think of Sam and Frodo, and how amazed they were to see the “oliphaunts”.

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