"confuse for"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sat Jan 5 01:25:55 UTC 2013

Yes, it's both.  We deal here with a blend: "confuse with" + "mistake for".

Gerald Cohen                                                                                                                    ________________________________________
Original message from Jonathan Lighter, Friday, January 04, 2013 3:36 PM:
>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
With > for?  Or mistake > confuse?  Or both?

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