"Cheap plow" = "cheap shot, low blow"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 8 23:38:13 UTC 2008

Yes. It's obvious, once you stop to think about it. It's a lapsus
mentis on my part not to have considered these possibilities.


On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
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> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From the NYT Online:
>> "It seems a _cheap plow_ of the NY Times to 'generate points' in a
>> story by including only some of the facts."
>> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/07/is-apple-iphone-ready-for-business-sort-of-says-gartner/?nl=tech&emc=tech
>> The comment was made by a reader who signed himself as being from
>> "NC." Unfortunately, he could be from NC only to the extent that I'm
>> from MA.
>> Not in DARE.
> I'm guessing it's a typo for "cheap ploy".
> --Ben Zimmer
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