Is it appropriate to use "where" in this sentence:

"They made me testify. Sometimes they asked questions where you'd think: Are you crazy to ask this?"

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    I think it's a bit casual/informal, but it's a quick, easily understood "spatial metaphor", Most painstakingly, ...they asked questions that would make you think [blah blah]. – FumbleFingers Mar 19 '15 at 22:59
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    If spoken, I think I would understand this perfectly. In writing, it's a little garden pathy. – Nick2253 Mar 19 '15 at 23:10
  • True. That passes in speech, but only because it goes fast. In writing, @Nick's description is just about right on. – John Lawler Mar 20 '15 at 0:28
  • @Nick2253, thanks for the link to 'garden pathy', new to me, and fits in with what I've been trying to express, probably badly, about when phrases should be hyphenated. – David Garner Mar 20 '15 at 10:48

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