[Ads-l] "Curtain-measuring" - confidence of ousting an incumbent office-holder

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 2 22:45:24 EDT 2018


> On Nov 1, 2018, at 11:33 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Not specific enough, can apply to anything. "Curtain-measuring" means
> planning to move into (a home,,  or office), and counting on doing so.

Well then, pre-hatched-chicken-counting.  Even more elegant.

LH


> 
> On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 8:26 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu wrote:
> 
>> I thought the relevant folk-motif was *chicken-counting*.
>> 
>>> On Nov 1, 2018, at 7:34 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 1430 "Air Castles".  (A.k.a. canceling the
>>> fireworks barge.)
>> 
>> 
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