Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

why were people rearranging the furniture on the titanic when it was sinking ?

if I were on the ship my only concern would be to get my stuff and get a lifeboat

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  • F
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You must be hilarious in real life if you take everyday phrases so literally.

  • 1 month ago

    I've been reading Titanic books, and many of the passengers were told " this ship will never sink" and they just stayed with that idea. They may not have done the furniture, but they sat around and played cards etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They weren't.  The saying "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic" is a metaphor for futile action which doesn't address the real, serious, problem one is facing.  It's obviously pointless to rearrange chairs on a sinking ship.

  • 1 month ago

    They were doing no such thing, that is a stupid myth.

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  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They weren't doing that.  That would be like putting lipstick on a pig.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It might be too confusing for you, to explain what was meant.

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    the people on the titanic were not rearranging the furniture when it went down. it is an idiom which is often used to describe a futile action in the face of impending catastrophe. The phrase was first used in print in 1969, in Time Magazine, in reference to reforms in the Catholic Church.

  • 1 month ago

    probably so when the ship was tilting,,,it didnt crash into people

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