[Ads-l] More "box set"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 13 10:52:47 EDT 2020


Ah yes, that seems likely. Thanks.

 Mark Mandel

On Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 10:59 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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