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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 1 20:39:10 EDT 2016


It depends.  If it's the burglar's pet flying mammal who turned on him and took a chunk out of his hide (I assume it's a him; statistics show that over 75% of all burglars with pet bats are male), the "by" seems like a more natural preposition.

LH

> On Jul 1, 2016, at 8:34 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "Burglar Beaten by Own Bat"
> 
> Shouldn't that read:
> 
> "Burglar Beaten _with_ Own Bat"?
> 
> Youneverknow.
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