[Ads-l] "half as cheap"

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Oct 17 11:07:54 EDT 2016


Aiming at 'half the price'?


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MARGARET E WINTERS
On Leave
Office of the Provost
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu



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Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:06 AM
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Subject: Re: "half as cheap"

I think he wants to say "half the price", but that doesn't make the
contrast to expensive US tickets.

DanG

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at gmail.com>
wrote:

> A tweet by a U of Michigan economist:
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> > 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.
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> I take it he wants to say they're half as expensive, but I'm not sure he
> succeeded.
>
> Geoff
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