[Ads-l] Erdogan's "attempt frenzy"?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 24 17:36:07 EDT 2016


On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 1:33 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> "And he [Trump] has said he would not press President Recep TayyipErdogan
> of Turkey,a NATO ally who has suspended, detained or placed under
> investigation more than60,000 people in a post-coup attempt frenzy, to
> respect the rule of law."
>
> The New York Times, Sunday July 24, editorial, "Trumpworld vs.
> Clintonworld."
>
> "Attempt frenzy": maniacally flailing around trying unsuccessfully to
> accomplish something"?
>
>
> Surely this should be "post-coup-attempt frenzy"?  Or even "post
> coup-attempt frenzy"?
>

They should have just rephrased it as "post-putsch frenzy."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-turkish-putsch-has-swiss-roots-1469196710

--bgz

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