"Dumpster Fire" replaces "Train Wreck"

"Dumpster Fire": A colorful metaphor for an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation caught fire last year


“Dumpster fire,” which we defined as “an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation,” certainly fit the bill for 2016. Time and time again, people turned to the colorful metaphor, in the same semantic family as “train wreck” and “hot mess.” Often, pundits and politicians were dealing with events that, they deemed, were spiraling alarmingly out of control.
Comment: Train wreck photo is the famous Train wreck at Montparnasse 1895.  Kathee uses "hot mess" (what we have for dinner many nights!)

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