Reverse English

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 2 06:31:32 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at>wrote:

> I suspect "reverse" means that "be bought on" means the same as "be sold
> on."

That was clear from the context. The wirer was describing his positive
reaction to the Peterson System, after he'd tried it out.

I suspect that "this is not BrE usage" means "this is not only BrE usage."
If it's "generally" found in AmE, how does your cite evidence it?

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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