[Ads-l] "half as cheap"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Oct 16 20:42:22 EDT 2016


Cheap at half the price?

R.

> 
>     On 17 October 2016 at 01:39 Geoffrey Nunberg <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     A tweet by a U of Michigan economist:
> 
>     > S Dynarski ‏@dynarski 21m21 minutes ago
>     > TIL:
>     >
>     > Shanghai Disney defines a child as 1.4 meters or shorter. That's 4.6 ft,
>     > Americans.
>     >
>     > Disney tix are half as cheap in China as in US.
> 
>     I take it he wants to say they’re half as expensive, but I’m not sure he
> succeeded.
> 
>     Geoff
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