for all you zeugmaphiles out there...
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 16 15:24:28 UTC 2004
Headline in today's NYT Sports Section, p. D1:
Jones Makes Team, and a Statement
The reference is to Marion Jones, the track and field star recently
under investigation by the Anti-Doping Agency for using illegal
performance-enhancing drugs, which she has vigorously denied doing.
In previous trial heats for the U.S. Olympic team, Jones turned in
disappointing performances and there was some thought she might not
make the team, but yesterday she turned in a strong performance
(23'4") in the long jump. So she made (= qualified for) the team,
and thereby (metaphorically) made a statement that the rumors of her
athletic demise were somewhat exaggerated. Clearly very different
senses of "make" involved here that the headline writer intentionally
(one assumes) elided.
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