"for" = of

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 15 16:53:31 UTC 2009

To my regret, I'm beginning to sympathize with Jon.  :-)  But for the
converse confusion.

A headline in the business section of the New York Times today --

"Attendants Of British Air Plan Walkout Next Week"

(Must have been a deliberate choice -- "Of" is capitalized here,
unlike both "of" and "for" in an adjacent headline.)


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