[Ads-l] "half as cheap"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 17 05:50:37 EDT 2016


This usage seems familiar to me, though I haven't heard it in decades.

JL

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Robin Hamilton <
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> Cheap at half the price?
>
> R.
>
> >
> >     On 17 October 2016 at 01:39 Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >     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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