[Ads-l] "half as cheap"

Berson@att.net Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 17 18:04:39 EDT 2016


"Cheaper by half" would work.

Joel
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------ Original message------From: Margaret WintersDate: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:07 AMTo: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU;Subject:Re: [ADS-L] "half as cheap"
Aiming at 'half the price'?----------------------------MARGARET E WINTERSOn LeaveOffice of the ProvostWayne State UniversityDetroit, MI  48202mewinters at wayne.edu________________________________From: American Dialect Society  on behalf of Dan Goncharoff Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:06 AMTo: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDUSubject: Re: "half as cheap"I think he wants to say "half the price", but that doesn't make thecontrast to expensive US tickets.DanGOn Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg 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> ------------------------------------------------------------> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.orgAmerican Dialect Societywww.americandialect.orgThe American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other ...>------------------------------------------------------------The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.orgAmerican Dialect Societywww.americandialect.orgThe American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other ...------------------------------------------------------------The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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