[Ads-l] "substitute" woes

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Sep 17 10:12:27 EDT 2016

> On Sep 16, 2016, at 10:31 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> From The Independent (UK), more proof that nobody really knows how to use
> the word "substitute" anymore:

[nice note, especially nice since it quotes an explanation of the clash with OLD BEFORE NEW]

> Another one for the Zwicky files...
> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/28/two-remarks-on-reversals/

duly filed, with thanks.  i considered posting the piece, but then thought it just might look like broken-record material.

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