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Origin of?

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.