for fans of reversed "substitute"

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Oct 27 21:16:03 UTC 2005

--On Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:49 AM -0700 "Arnold M. Zwicky"
<zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:

> the 10/27/05 "Bizarro" cartoon (by Don Piraro) has a waiter taking an
> order from a pig.  the pigs says: "The special sounds good, but can I
> substitute the pork chop for a fried chunk of your left buttock?"
> this is reversed "substitute", which we've mentioned here before:
> "substitute OLD for NEW" instead of the older version "substitute NEW
> for OLD"  ("substitute OLD by/with NEW" is the intermediate stage, in
> case you've forgotten the details).
> arnold

Maybe, but the quote evokes a very bizarre image for me.


Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
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