[Ads-l] "half as cheap"

Geoffrey Nunberg nunbergg at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 20:39:04 EDT 2016


A tweet by a U of Michigan economist:

> S Dynarski ‏@dynarski  21m21 minutes ago
> TIL:
> 
> Shanghai Disney defines a child as 1.4 meters or shorter. That's 4.6 ft, Americans. 
> 
> Disney tix are half as cheap in China as in US.

I take it he wants to say they’re half as expensive, but I’m not sure he succeeded.

Geoff
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