'Toy train' disrupted by landslide

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'Toy train' disrupted by landslide

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:24 pm

I think something may have been lost in translation :lol:
https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/w ... ces-249595
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Re: 'Toy train' disrupted by landslide

Post by laalratty » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Seems to be fairly standard for the DHR to be described as a Toy Railway, much the same way as the Ffestiniog described itself as such in the 1930's. Anyway for a DHR landslide that seems like quite a small one...
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Re: 'Toy train' disrupted by landslide

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:29 pm

The word 'Toy' had an original meaning of... something diminutive in size.... and has been adopted to describe playthings.
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Re: 'Toy train' disrupted by landslide

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks both,
I had no idea that was the original meaning of toy. I guess the fact that it is an article in the indian Telegraph reflects the subcontinents continued use of an 'older' English.
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