Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 15:44:04 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Chinese Fire Drill
Does anyone know the origin of this phrase?
Act now, and you'll have the satisfaction
of knowing that you settled an office debate. :)
Kathleen M. O'Neill
Supervisor, UIC Language Laboratory
kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uic.edu
I don't know the origin, but I participated in at least one such drill in
high school at a red light in San Antonio, Texas, in the late '60's. I
laughed so hard I nearly cried.
I often threaten my wife with doing one every now and then, much to her horror.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Office: Arts & Sciences 3-04
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu