[Ads-l] "void _out_"?!

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 15 13:32:37 EDT 2016


> On Sep 15, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> FWIW, this sounds normal for things such as voiding a transaction in a cash register. BB

Also: "cancel out", as in "I would like to cancel out my reservation".  I tried googling "cancel out my" but got swamped with hits for "Cancel out my ex", from a popular rap, so I searched with "-ex", and then I got a bunch.  Arguably, to "cancel out" bad karma with a good deed, or one's spouse's vote with one's own, or two cheeseburgers with kale salad, isn't quite the same as canceling--more like "cancel" + "balance out"/"wipe out".

LH
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>> On 15 Sep 2016, at 10:08, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> From a monitory form-letter from the MIT Alumni Association:
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>> "... we will have to _void out_ your application."
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>> A simple _void_ is no longer sufficient?
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>> 71,000 _very_ raw hits. Cf.
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>> "Take your dog out about 45 minutes after it eats to _void out_ its meal."
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>> "There's been a big _void out_ there."
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