[Ads-l] sharing the tank

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Aug 21 18:34:14 EDT 2018


> On Aug 21, 2018, at 3:28 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Arnold and David. But that verb must have been nounified in order
> to be shareable.
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 9:54 AM David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:
> 
>> NO, it's the verb to tank, as in to collapse, lose lots of value.
>> DAD
>> 
>> 
>> Poster:       Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Re: sharing the tank
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>> Typo there for "talk"?
>> 
>> Mark Mandel
>> 
>> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 6:45 AM David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> From Gizmodo: "Tesla shares tank after tearful Elon Musk interview freaks
>>> people out." Apparently, before the interview, Tesla had been keeping the
>>> tank for itself.

it's a joke (on the Gizmodo writer's part), son -- deliberately choosing the unintended parsing with verb "shares" and noun "tank" instead of the intended one with noun "shares" and verb "tank".

arnold
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