[Ads-l] "unbeaten" = "once beaten"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 15 18:51:05 UTC 2015


> On Jul 15, 2015, at 2:05 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
> "Jamaica is unbeaten in seven of its last eight Gold Cup matches ...".
> 
> An equally undefeated team could be "unbeaten in one of its last eight matches."
> 
> 
> Presumably "has won" is too simple for an AP correspondent.  [Boston Globe, today.]

All true, but technically, if "unbeaten" in "unbeaten in 7 of its last 8 Gold Cup matches" really meant "once beaten", they would be 6-2 rather than the (I assume) intended 7-1.

Pickily,
LH
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