Re:       for all you zeugmaphiles out there...

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Jul 16 17:49:59 UTC 2004

Clearly the headline writer was aware of the zuegmarhetorical nature of the 
utterance--that is the reason for the comma.

In a message dated 7/16/04 11:24:51 AM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> 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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