Tony Glaser tonyglaser at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jun 5 23:06:21 UTC 2001

>Two nights ago I was watching the local Portland (OR) TV news and there was
>one of the usual traffic accident reports.  According to the anchor, a car
>"ran a red light and T-boned into a Tri-Met bus."  Unfortunately they
>didn't manage to get their "sky-cam" there in time (drat!) to show an
>aerial view of the scene, so I can only infer that she meant the car plowed
>into the middle of the bus at a right angle so that the two vehicles formed
>a T.
>I swear I've never heard this (or any other verbal) use of "T-bone" before.
>Have I just led a sheltered life, or is this a new usage?
>Peter Mc.

I've heard it commonly among emergency room personnel, at least here
in South Carolina.

Tony Glaser

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