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while reading a medium article I encountered this expression, don't know exactly what it means:

Seinfeld, a pure stand-up, a comedian’s comedian, is appalled by the question. It’s offensive to his legendary heads-down work ethic. But to the kid, this was a surprise. Isn’t that the kind of question you’re supposed to ask? Isn’t that how you get ahead?

  • It's just a stylised resequencing of what would normally be expressed as But this was a surprise to the kid (which arguably emphasizes that the kid found it surprising, even though perhaps many others wouldn't, by placing that "important" element in a position where it tends to stand out and be noticed more). – FumbleFingers Mar 4 at 18:53
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Maybe it would be clearer this way:

Seinfeld, a pure stand-up, a comedian’s comedian, is appalled by the question. It’s offensive to his legendary heads-down work ethic. This was a surprise to the kid. Isn’t that the kind of question you’re supposed to ask? Isn’t that how you get ahead?

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