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Tweet 1 person: Why does any dispassionate analysis of Modi's leadership claims send his followers on Twitter into a tailspin?
Tweet 2 person : Or tale-spin?
Tweet 1 person: haha, that's a good one!
I do not understand what is meant by tailspin or what is the difference between tailspin and tail-spin?
(Context: Modi's follower would get angry and start abusing for any dispassionate analysis)
There's this word, too:
tailspin - definition of tailspin by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
It's a pun. A tailspin is a usually fatal manoeuvre in an aircraft that involves losing control. Modi loses control.
There is the collocation 'to spin a tale', meaning to tell a story. The 2nd tweeter had to use a hyphen to make the joke* clear.
PS * not much of one; 140 characters don't give much scope for spinning a tale. But some people in the twittersphere are free with their LOLs.
Last edited by BobK; 13-Apr-2013 at 20:02. Reason: Added PS