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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:05 am    Post subject: made for speculation Reply with quote

What does 'made for speculation' below mean?

By definition, terrorism requires a political, ideological or religious motive. But the Las Vegas gunman seems a blank slate, made for speculation.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Made for speculation" means which is made to make anyone speculate.

Have you ever seen a slate?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slate_(writing)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juliete
Thank you very much.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: made for speculation Reply with quote

hiromichi wrote:
What does 'made for speculation' below mean?

By definition, terrorism requires a political, ideological or religious motive. But the Las Vegas gunman seems a blank slate, made for speculation.


As you may know already now, because he's a "blank slate" with no prior information about his politics, ideology or religion, everyone can guess (speculate) on his reasons but so far no one knows.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet:
Thank you for your explanation easy for me to understand.
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