[Ads-l] (steam) is going on

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 29 23:46:08 EST 2017


Kevin Chan uses this expression twice in his Instant Pot video to mean “there is steam (inside).”

This strikes me as the sort of thing I might say if I get stuck without a verb in the middle of a sentence, but the second occurrence suggests it’s not nonce usage.

BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE INSTANT POT
The Instant Pot Way of Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=115&v=NIBsM_Q__PI <https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=115&v=NIBsM_Q__PI>

About 1:50 and 2:17 into the video.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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