tiger mothers and other tiggers

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 25 09:39:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

> And in the Vietnam era, there was what I assumed was a calque,
> describing the U.S. as a "paper tiger".


I believe it was made popular by Mao Zedong:


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