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Seeing the elephant
mini me + poo
As I didn't have to pick up JoJo this evening, and The Mall is not that far from work on my bike, I went to see the elephant.

I didn't have a camera with me, but doubtless there'll be no shortage of photos out there.

It's big, it's impressive... but it didn't have much lasting interest. It walks along, controlled by about seven people, and moves about. That's it.

Can we have the full parade though?

(Small virtual prize to anyone who can say what the title of this post originally referred to...)

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The Sultan's Elephant. I still haven't work out exactly what it is!

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Wasn't "seeing the elephant" what happened to people who got the gold rush spirit bad and went to California? AIUI the metaphorical link was to a tale of a hick farmer who caught his first glimpse of an elephant as part of a travelling circus and abandoned his fields and produce to try to see it again.

Possibly (late comment!) - I'm most familiar with it being American Civil War soldiers' phrase for the first time they saw combat / were shot at.

unrelated. Can you point me to the figures you revealed at bifest, I can't remember them precisely....

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