reason = 'purpose'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 2 12:13:53 UTC 2013

I suppose this shift has been around for a while, but I've never noticed it
used so clearly.

CNN reports (twice) that North Korea has  announced restarting an old
nuclear reactor
to be "used for military and industrial reasons."

They're not restarting it "for...reasons." Instead they'll be using it

Catch the diff?

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