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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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