"advocate for"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 18 13:28:03 UTC 2009

Inglish synonym for "campaigner against."  This has been around for years,
of course, but this ex. seems especially egregious:

2009 Lauren Collins in _New Yorker_ (Sept. 21) 38: "Anyway, I got up,
because I had to, and once I got on the airplane I collapsed."...[Cindy]
McCain has decided to become an advocate for the disorder.


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