stupid phrase choice

   Some American politicians like to be clever by using unconventional phrases, like the following, in an article related to Sotomayor’s new job of learning the ropes in the supreme court: "You don’t necessarily want to break the china when you start out," said Christopher Landau. So it took me a flick of second to understand the meaning of china intended here. But why bother? Why not use something that’s less politically or even ethnically agitating? I don’t think I am the only person who is sensitive to such nuance, but if there is a way to avoid it, I would be mature and stick to the less flouting dictions.

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math PhD at Stanford, studying probability
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