"exchange X for Y"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Dec 3 18:51:57 UTC 2005

>>A recent item on Wonkette begins...
>>      An atheist student group in Texas has set up shop on
>>      their campus offering to exchange porn for Bibles.
>>      http://www.wonkette.com/politics/porn/porno-for-lordos-140689.php
I have no problem with this construction; it's no different from offering
to "work for pay."  We have something you might want; to get it, you give
us what we want (in the Texas case, to separate you from the influence of
your bible).
The ambiguity of "exchange" is disambiguated by the position of "for."
A. Murie

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