Japanese fire drill

Patti J. Kurtz kurtpatt4 at NETSCAPE.NET
Fri Sep 19 14:33:40 UTC 2003

Just wondered if anyone's ever heard or knows the origins of the
expression 'Japanese fire drill"-- which, when I was younger, was a
prank teens did-- they'd stop the car, get out, run around the car and
get back in again, much to the annoyance of motorists behind them.

Just curious.

Patti Kurtz
Assistant professor, English
Minot State University
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