Dave LeCompte (really) (tsmaster) wrote,
Dave LeCompte (really)


I just heard a market report, saying that people expect to be disappointed by today's reports on the performance of the US auto industry.

Er, hm? I don't think "expect to be disappointed" is a meaningful phrase. If your expectations are met, you are not disappointed, by definition. And vice versa.

I think the reporter meant something more like: "previous analysts projections now seem to have been optimistic, and analysts are projecting the performance to underperform the earlier projections".

Words. They're where the meaning lives.
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