[Ads-l] "had their tails in the air"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 25 08:30:49 EDT 2016


I considered that, but CBS is already part of a larger concern, so the
analogy doesn't make sense. That may still be what was meant.

I haven't found an earlier use yet.

On Oct 24, 2016 11:41 PM, "Dave Hause" <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> I didn't try to follow many of the links, so I may be off but I would
> interpret "tails in the air" as cat body language, "sexually receptive."
> Maybe less suggestively as "seeking a dominant partner."
> Dave Hause
> -----Original Message----- From: Dan Goncharoff
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 6:39 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: "had their tails in the air"
>
> Read the following this morning:
>
> "AT&T's weekend agreement to buy Time Warner. Discovery Communications
> (NASDAQ:DISCA
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/DISCA/track?type=click
> &mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FDISCA%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>),
> Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/SNI/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FSNI%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>),
> AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/AMCX/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FAMCX%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>),
> Lions Gate (NYSE:LGF
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/LGF/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FLGF%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>),
> Viacom (VIA
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/VIA/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FVIA%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>
> , VIAB
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/VIAB/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FVIAB%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>),
> and CBS
> <http://email.seekingalpha.com/symbol/CBS/track?type=click&
> mailingid=20161024&messageid=wall_street_breakfast&
> databaseid=&serial=wall_street_breakfastO20161024O.0c0
> 464b5cb459751265026591c108651.1477305794&emailid=749257&user
> id=749257&extra=&&&3000&&&http://seekingalpha.com/account/
> email_auth?auth_param=mrm9:1c0rpen:b0d3f77ed2c919754aad3e
> 7da64b58c7&ref=%2Fsymbol%2FCBS%3Fsource%3Demail_wsb%26ifp%3D0>
> already
> had their tails in the air on Friday afternoon as merger talk between AT&T
> and Time Warner heated up."
>
> I am not sure what "had their tails in the air" means in this context
> --available? Looking for a partner?
>
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