[Ads-l] Quote for 2022: Control your soul=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99s_?=desire for freedom. Do not open the window or sing

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 10 14:48:43 UTC 2022

Victor Mair posted about this on Language Log -- turns out the quote is "a
lame attempt at humor."



On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 6:58 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> Tweet From: Alice Su @aliceysu,
> Time: 12:18 AM,
> Date: April 6, 2022
> Accessed on twitter.com on May 6, 2022
> [Begin tweet]
> As seen on Weibo: Shanghai residents go to their balconies to sing &
> protest lack of supplies. A drone appears: “Please comply w covid
> restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open the
> window or sing.” https://m.weibo.cn/status/4755028135383701
> [End tweet]
> Twitter bio for Alice Su @aliceysu
> [Begin twitter bio]
> Senior China correspondent @TheEconomist covering China & Taiwan.
> Former Beijing bureau chief @latimes, previously in the Middle East.
> alicesu at economist.com
> [End twitter bio]

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