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Jul
12
comment What's the reason for calling cheap seats at the theatre nosebleed seats?
Also not to be confused with the nosebleed section at a music concert; directly at the front, where you're so tightly packed that you'll get a nosebleed every time someone jostles past you to get a better position.
Feb
4
comment “Go, Yankees!”, “Go, Tigers!”, etc. — go where?
The Australian slang equivalent is 'Carn, as in 'Carn the Pies - it's short for "Come on.."
Feb
4
comment How to pronounce GUID
Interestingly, the "preferred pronunciation" comment was only added to the Wikipedia article two weeks ago, with no citation. I'm inclined to treat it as a bit suspect.
Feb
4
comment What does ‘Receive’ mean in ‘Bush did not always receive a timely consideration of his option'?
You can read more of the additional context at the Telegraph: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/us-politics/…. The section where he makes the quote you've highlighted, he is talking about Bush's decision making - "[Rumsfield] depicts Bush as presiding over a national security process that was marked by incoherent decision-making." It's in this context that I think he continues to talk about Bush's relationship to his advisors.
Feb
4
comment What does ‘Receive’ mean in ‘Bush did not always receive a timely consideration of his option'?
In my opinion, it is wrong to interpret this as Bush being slow to accept Rumsfield's recommendation. There's a lot of implied context in the sentence, but I read it as "Bush did not receive a timely consideration of his options [by his advisors]", or "[Bush's advisors] did not provide him timely assistance"
Feb
4
comment What does ‘Receive’ mean in ‘Bush did not always receive a timely consideration of his option'?
@Yoichi - I do not think that Rumsfield is talking about his own decisions or options, but rather talking about how Bush's advisors treated Bush. Bush is definitely the subject of this sentence, not Rumsfield.