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    peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Does "pandemic notes" mean "notes that Gates wrote about pandemic"? If so, shouldn't it be "his pandemic notes"?



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    Bill Gates Is the Most Interesting Man in the World

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    He appears on both Fox News and MSNBC. He talks regularly with Dr. Anthony Fauci and peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert. He recommends “A Gentleman in Moscow,” the Amor Towles novel about a hotel prisoner in Soviet Russia, on his personal blog, where he also praises the honesty of “These Truths,” Jill Lepore’s magisterial telling of our nation’s history.

    Source: NYTimes May 22 ,2020
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    'Pandemic notes' needs 'his' no more than 'love letters' would.
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Pandemic notes' needs 'his' no more than 'love letters' would.
    Does "notes" here mean "comments"?

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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "notes" here mean "comments"?
    Yes. Peddles, which means "sells", is the wrong word for the context. The writer means dispenses.
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Peddles, which means "sells", is the wrong word for the context.

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    I may be completely wrong, but in my opinion, the writer of that comment chose the word "peddle" to throw doubt on Mr. Gates's recent predictions regarding the pandemic.

    I have only ever heard "peddle" used pejoratively in such contexts: "There TheParser goes again, peddling the idea that diagramming sentences is of great value to language learners!"

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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I may be completely wrong, but in my opinion, the writer of that comment chose the word "peddle" to throw doubt on Mr. Gates's recent predictions regarding the pandemic.
    You are completely wrong. The quote comes from an opinion piece that describes Gates as "the most admired man in the world."
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You are completely wrong. The quote comes from an opinion piece that describes Gates as "the most admired man in the world."
    That's news to this American.
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You are completely wrong.
    Not completely.

    The whole article is indeed in favour of Gates, It does indeed state that he, by one measure, he ss the most admired man in the world, though I note that the poll in which he came top had Jackie Chan in third place and Xi Jinping in fourth.

    However, 'peddle' is an odd verb to choose. Like TheParser, "I have only ever heard "peddle" used pejoratively in such contexts"
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    Re: peddles pandemic notes to Stephen Colbert

    I'm 100% certain the author did not "… [choose] the word "peddle" to throw doubt on Mr. Gates's recent predictions regarding the pandemic." The article is entirely laudatory about Gates and the public health work he's doing.

    Gates is a very interesting guy. While he was running Microsoft, he took all kinds of flak for failing to use his wealth to benefit the public. His repeated public statements that he was going to retire from Microsoft at age fifty and shift all of his work and nearly all his money to charitable pursuits was roundly derided as empty promises that he'd never fulfill. When he turned fifty, he handed over the Microsoft reins, established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, transferred most of his wealth to it, and has funded a wide variety of programs for the public good. He's now being derided by a growing number of people for doing that wrong — but the author of the article is not one of them.
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