Lightning quote

Recently overheard:

“I think lightning just hit the tracks because all the gates just came down.”

5 responses to “Lightning quote”

  1. Troy says :

    I wonder what that means

  2. guido says :

    It means that the lightning stuck the railroad tracks, and the spike of electricity fooled the gates into thinking a train was coming, so all the gates lowered.

  3. Troy says :

    oh! I didn’t think it was literalI thought it was some sort of figure of speach for something that meant something else. Like, if you were telling me something complicated that I didn’t understand, I could say “lightning just hit the tracks and all the gates came down.”

  4. guido says :

    I’ll try to think of an explanation for if it were a metaphor.

  5. Ethan says :


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