"confuse for"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Jan 4 21:45:32 UTC 2013

"Confused it for" gets 3.2 raw Googits. Not all are relevant ("I must have confused it for years with milkwort") but many are. Doesn't sound particularly odd to me.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 4, 2013, at 1:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> From a journalistic website:
> http://www.livescience.com/11341-good-food-bad.html :
> "What a pity that most Americans have never eaten pizza and confuse it for
> the junk food advertised on television. In Italy there are laws defining
> pizza."
> With > for?  Or mistake > confuse?  Or both?

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