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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 25 09:15:34 EDT 2016


The website seekingalpha.com has used the expression "tails in the
air" repeatedly. The examples suggest that organizations with "their
tails in the air" have been impinged positively by a news event.
Anthropomorphically speaking the organizations are happy.

Google search results from query: "tails in the air" site:seekingalpha.com

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In addition to stocks, crude oil and gold got their tails in the air
following the report. "The Fed is not playing games ... they want this
market rolling higher. Fight it .

Nov 27, 2013 - On Tuesday, November 26, a number of homebuilders had
their tails in the air following the latest housing starts report,
which beat ...

Homebuilders have their tails in the air following this morning's
housing starts report which beat expectations and also included a big
building permits print - up ...

Treasurys have their tails in the air following the slow April retail
sales print. Down ahead of the number, TLT +04% and the 10-year
Treasury yield is now lower ...

... (NYSE:LGF), Viacom (VIA, VIAB), and CBS already had their tails in
the air on Friday afternoon as merger talk between AT&T and Time
Warner heated up.

In addition to stocks, crude oil and gold got their tails in the air
following the report. "The Fed is not playing games ... they want this
market rolling higher. Fight it ...

Community bank acquisition fans get their tails in the air as
Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) agrees to acquire Ohio's Camco Financial
(CAFI) in a $97M ...

Others in the industry also have their tails in the air: Rock-Tenn
(RKT +2.2%), Packaging Corp. (PKG +1.3%), MeadWestvaco (MWV +1.9%).
International Paper ...

Bearish pundits have their tails in the air thanks to Time's latest
cover which features a bull with a party hat and shades on under the
headline, "How Wall Street .

Jan 15, 2014 - Tails in the air today include: Santander (SAN +1.6%),
Deutsche Bank (DB +2%), ING (ING +0.9%), BBVA (BBVA +3.4%), Bank of
Ireland (IRE ...

[End excerpt]


On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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