[Ads-l] More "box set"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 12 22:59:12 EDT 2020


I am a little bit familiar with NWS bulletins, so I wanted to make sure the
original bulletin was correct. It was, saying that "(D)amaging winds will
blow down trees and power lines."

Looks to me like the newspaper did a bad cut-and-paste, or forgot to add
the 'ed' to 'down'.

On Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 10:27 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Down trees" for "downed trees".
>
>
> https://www.phillyvoice.com/high-wind-warning-national-weather-service-philadelphia-pennsylvania-new-jersey-delaware/
> >>>>>
> APRIL 12, 2020
>
> A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS)
> for the Greater Philadelphia region on Monday that could cause widespread
> power outages due to *down trees* and power lines.
> <<<<<
>
> Reminds me of the old riddle:
> Q: How do you get down from a tree?
> A: You don't get down from a tree, you get down from a goose.
>
> MAM
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