[Ads-l] undecimate

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Wed Jun 13 15:54:40 EDT 2018


Headline "Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine"

The story reads "Tesla is cutting nine per cent of its workforce in a "comprehensive organizational restructuring", according to an internal email sent by its CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday."

Google gives 55K hits but most of them seem to be a technical term in physics.  I wonder, had Tesla decided to lay off ten per cent of its workforce, would the headline have read "Tesla decimates..."

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