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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Aug 26, 2015 05:45 PM CDT

No, it's certainly not politically correct, an awkward phrase that Donald Trump himself might avoid. Sadly, the editor of the old brain box won't wield the sharp, red pencil he once did, sometimes giving a pass to dubious tropes like "Chinese fire drill" whenever they seem, well, inappropriately appropriate.

There doesn't seem to be an etymological consensus regarding where it came from, but many wag an initial finger of blame toward British pilots during WWI. With empirical swagger, these early flyboys quickly assigned "Chinese" as the definitive synonym for incompetent, shaky, and slipshod. For example, whenever someone would land a ...

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