[Ads-l] (steam) is going on

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 30 12:59:20 EST 2017


And while I’m given to understand the the device is all the rage, I confess I misread the first headline referring to the “Instant Pot Craze” or something along those lines. “The Instant Pot Way of Life” would allow the same misprision.  As a child of the 60’s, I never knew it to require a long prep time…

L.


> On Dec 29, 2017, at 11:46 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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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