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ZombieDarwin 6 year s ago
#21 FFS! The needle being referenced to is not a knitting needle, as pictured! The needle is the name of the very small door in the large gate that controls access to a town or castle. When the gate was closed, the only way in or out of the town was through this very small gate, just barely big enough for an adult male to squeeze through. At the time, camels would enter the town laden down with goods, doubling or even tripling their width. Thus, the typical camel would be unable to go through the needle unladen, and absolutely impossible for a fully laden camel to do so.
       
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Funny 3 year s ago
#7 Wrong. The phrase predates the First World War by around a hundred years.
       
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Barking up the wrong tree

To have misguided thoughts or a false lead.

Hunting dogs would chase their prey up a tree. Even if the prey escaped, many a dog would continue barking up the same tree.

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