Posted by EAH on August 26, 2003
In Reply to: Origin of? posted by Greg on August 10, 2003
: Searching for the origin if "like crap through a tin horn" Patton used it in a speech but I dont think he made it up.
Tin horns were a primitive hearing aid. Like cupping a hand round the back of an ear, they enabled a listener to hear a sound or voice more distinctly.