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Famous last words

by henrycopeland
Monday, October 20th, 2008

Laura Collins’ profile of Arianna Huffington in the New Yorker included this wonderful oxymoron: “The site has been a triumph. Since the launch, Huffington and Lerer have raised eleven million dollars.”

In people-speak, “raising eleven million dollars” means “spending” eleven million dollars more than you’ve made.

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