But I know a dog whistle when I hear it, and in the Nikkei stories
below the verb “to slash” — to cut with a violent sweeping motion
— is code for Apple is doomed.
- Jan. 29: Apple will slash its production target for the
- Feb. 16: OLED panel glut looms as Apple slashes iPhone X
- Feb. 20: Samsung to slash OLED panel output as iPhone X slumps
Here’s the thing about a verb like that: It’s almost irresistible.
Here are a few reporters who couldn’t resist.