[Ads-l] "Read the room"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu May 20 08:45:07 EDT 2021


This reminds me of stand-up comics, such as Johnny Carson, in a sometimes ad lib monologue. Or jazz musicians, and maybe some preachers. Reading the room, crowd, audience, house.
Though another March 1975 use at JSTOR takes room more literally.
Take a Fresh Look Around Your Kindergarten Room: —is it conducive to learning? —is it cheerful? —is it functional? —is it the children's?
BARBARA BULLMAN YOUNG Young Children
Vol. 30, No. 3 (March 1975), pp. 160-165

“….Read the room—what does it reveal?....”

SG


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