[Ads-l] stand up = establish

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 18 14:42:47 EST 2017

The English Oxford Living Dictionaries (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stand_up <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stand_up>) provides one definition for “stand up”: remain valid after close scrutiny or analysis

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stand_up <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stand_up>) provides eight, three of which are transitive. The last one is labeled as “US, military”, which, based on the sample sentence, might mean “US military”: To formally activate and commission (a unit, formation, etc.).

In a video hosted by Demetri Kofinas titled, "The Future is not Blockchain. It's Hashgraph.”, the expression “stand up” is used at least three times. Perhaps significantly, the CEO Mance Harmon has a military background, which might be where Andrew Masanto got it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evWBgNdWNDk <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evWBgNdWNDk>
2 November 2017

Mance Harmon, about 45:00:
And—and then in May of this year, the industry decided to stand up a new organization.

Andrew Masanto, 46:30
… in these organizations, they’re standing up their own nodes...

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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