[Ads-l] Heard annoyingly often with "for"

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 8 10:51:54 EDT 2018


Annoying to us elders, but ya gotta admit it makes sense.

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 11:10 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "convicted _for_ [...]"; Google: About 892,000 results
>
> "convicted _of_ [...]"; Google: About 1,170,000 results
>
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> _Of_ still leads, but _for_ is coming up quickly on the inside.
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> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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