"swap": inversion of meaning
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jan 18 13:56:03 UTC 2005
To me, the meaning is straightforward; replace refined
grains with whole grains. No confusing or nonsensical
meaning. If it were "swapping whole grains AND
refined ones", I would agree with your comment.
--- Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> This is much like the odd shift in the meaning of
> "substitute" commented upon some weeks ago:
> "New dietary guidelines coming out Wednesday are
> expected to place more emphasis on counting calories
> and exercising daily, along with swapping whole
> grains for refined ones and eating a lot more
> vegetables and fruits." -- Gov't: Calories, Not
> Carbs, Make You Fat (AP)
> January 12, 2005
> This says to me (nonsensically) that if you're
> eating whole grains now, you should switch to
> refined ones.
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