[Ads-l] "for" = of

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 25 18:49:14 EDT 2017


How about this one:

2014 Olivier Assayas _Clouds of Sils Maria_ (film): "So *will* you be in
the remake for _Forbidden Planet_?"

JL

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

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> To my regret, I'm beginning to sympathize with Jon.  :-)  But for the
> converse confusion.
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> A headline in the business section of the New York Times today --
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> "Attendants Of British Air Plan Walkout Next Week"
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> (Must have been a deliberate choice -- "Of" is capitalized here,
> unlike both "of" and "for" in an adjacent headline.)
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> Joel
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