"exchange X for Y"
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.
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
The ambiguity of "exchange" is disambiguated by the position of "for."
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