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    Question meaning of "Clapham Junction day"

    What does "Clapham Junction day" mean in the article below?

    BBC NEWS | Magazine | An ailing brain with imagination undimmed

    It appears on 6th paragraph.
    "We had what I called a Clapham Junction day, when..."

    I'll be so happy if anyone help me on this.


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    Re: meaning of "Clapham Junction day"

    Quote Originally Posted by chebu View Post
    What does "Clapham Junction day" mean in the article below?

    BBC NEWS | Magazine | An ailing brain with imagination undimmed

    It appears on 6th paragraph.
    "We had what I called a Clapham Junction day, when..."

    I'll be so happy if anyone help me on this.
    I am not familiar with "A Clapham Junction day" but to say "it was like Clapham Junction" means that it was extremely busy. Clapham Junction is a large, very busy railway station in London.


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    Re: meaning of "Clapham Junction day"

    "We had what I called a Clapham Junction day, when you know the phones were ringing, there were lots of things to do and I was just kind of flat-lining almost. I just couldn't deal with it and I thought 'there's more, there's more'."

    Very Terry Pratchett. Nice application of the concept of Clapham Junction as a complex and complicated process.

    There were too many things for his brain to cope with.

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    Re: meaning of "Clapham Junction day"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I am not familiar with "A Clapham Junction day" but to say "it was like Clapham Junction" means that it was extremely busy. Clapham Junction is a large, very busy railway station in London.
    Thank you for your reply!

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    Smile Re: meaning of "Clapham Junction day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "We had what I called a Clapham Junction day, when you know the phones were ringing, there were lots of things to do and I was just kind of flat-lining almost. I just couldn't deal with it and I thought 'there's more, there's more'."

    Very Terry Pratchett. Nice application of the concept of Clapham Junction as a complex and complicated process.

    There were too many things for his brain to cope with.
    Thank you so much for your reply.
    I found many of Terry Pratchett's novels have been translated into Japanese. I must read one soon!

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