#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 12th, 2013 10:02
#2 By: awjt, August 12th, 2013 10:28
Was Zimmerman staying there? Trouble seems to follow him everywhere.
#3 By: Mike Richards, August 12th, 2013 10:28
Only near Disney World? Damn. Still, better luck next time.
#4 By: Paul Renault, August 12th, 2013 10:44
Yup, I hope so too. I keep telling Cory that Disney World is an evil place. Maybe now he'll start to listen...
#5 By: Tom, August 12th, 2013 10:49
But strawberries are delicious!
#6 By: stEn, August 12th, 2013 11:45
You cannot evacuate a person, you can only evacuate a building. The phrase "35 people were evacuated" means that they gave 35 people an enema. The things I learn on The Wire.
#7 By: Phasma Felis, August 12th, 2013 11:51
Cory, Cory, this one's not even about Disney World. If you're not careful, advertisers will catch on that you knee-jerk post anything with the word "Disney" in the title, and then where will we be? Boing Boing will be nothing but "1 Weird Trick For a Flat Belly DISNEY WORLD". Is that what you want? IS IT?
#8 By: Phasma Felis, August 12th, 2013 11:53
The Wire could use a dictionary.
e·vac·u·ate, verb, sense 2: to remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons of safety or protection: to evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood.
#9 By: stEn, August 12th, 2013 12:03
You can evacuate a building. Dictionary.com doesn't hold to the same standards as journalists, so... Evacuation means "to remove the contents of", so, if you evacuate people, you're removing their contents - hence, an enema. Agree to disagree, I guess.
#10 By: miasm, August 12th, 2013 12:15
Dictionary.com doesn't 'hold' anything.
It has no hands, you see.
1 [hohld] Show IPA verb, held; held or ( Archaic ) hold·en; hold·ing; noun
verb (used with object)
to have or keep in the hand;
Agree with me to disagree about the agreement that is a priori contained within the concept of disagreement.
#11 By: Jonathan Roberts, August 12th, 2013 12:21
Merriam Webster, Oxford and Longman all allow both meanings, and some include the definition "create a vacuum in". From Longman:
1 [transitive] to send people away from a dangerous place to a safe place
evacuate somebody from/to something
Several families were evacuated from their homes.
During the war he was evacuated to Scotland.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to empty a place by making all the people leave:
Police evacuated the area.
The order was given to evacuate.
#12 By: stEn, August 12th, 2013 12:34
Since I am being held to a particular standard, Dictionary.com does allow for the word "hold" to be used as a verb indicating agreement or siding with (check number 23 in the list). In my defense, I give you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5d82ndui_s Language NSFW
#13 By: Jorpho, August 12th, 2013 12:48
But what's the Haunted Mansion angle?
#15 By: dethbird, August 12th, 2013 13:25
Man alive Florida seems to be getting devoured whole
#16 By: Tennessee Waltz, August 12th, 2013 14:09
Rubbish. Dictionary.com states verb usage first then Physiology term lastly.
Example from Dictionary.com "to evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood."
Your playing Mall Cop semantics, IMO.
You may want too cite Urbandictionary.com as their term for evacuation is more in-line Polly Shore humor/banter. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=evacuation
#17 By: rider, August 12th, 2013 15:06
One Clermont is "not about 10 minutes from Disney", Two this resort is not in Clermont, it's in Kissmmee. So much for CNN fact checking.
#18 By: Halloween Jack, August 12th, 2013 15:35
A recent article on the effect of global warming and rising oceans on real estate in Florida (executive version: hope you haven't bought real estate in Miami) said that one of the reasons why seawalls or dikes won't work is that much of Florida is based on porous limestone, and so you have the problem of seawater coming from underneath.
#19 By: miasm, August 13th, 2013 14:23
So. You're saying that there can be more than one meaning to a word?
#20 By: Cory Doctorow, August 17th, 2013 10:02
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