Word Nerd Wednesday: Train Wreck

This installment doesn’t warrant much in the way of explanation or commentary, so here goes. We’re resorting to slang this week, so consider this fair warning.

Train Wreck: describes something that is so bad that you don’t want to keep watching or following but you just can’t look away from it.

For example: Last night’s presidential debate was a total train wreck.

It was actually three old men yelling at each other, but I think that about covers it…

3 thoughts on “Word Nerd Wednesday: Train Wreck

  1. Bike Bubba says:

    Just before the “debate”, I joked that if your drinking game during the debate was a shot every time one candidate insulted the other or lied, most people wouldn’t last ten minutes. Seems I was right, sad to say.

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  2. MK says:

    Train Wreck: something that is so bad that you don’t want to keep watching or following but you just can’t look away from it.

    I never knew that’s what TW meant, I foolishly assumed it was just “any disaster”. Funny. By the correct definition, then, the debate wasn’t a train wreck for me at all, since I didn’t watch or follow it. Rather I spent 10 min skimming articles and saw 2 articles I accept as close enough to spare me from watching it. Somebody here set me straight if I’m wrong.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/09/30/what_that_was_about_144337.html
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/30/nolte-donald-trump-won-the-first-debate/

    Now the ACB story is a serous train wreck for me though.

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