[Ads-l] Heard numerous of times on...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 6 19:42:13 EST 2016

random cop-operas:

"... arrested _for_ suspicion of .../arrested _for_ a charge of ..."

It used to be the case that people used _on_ instead of _for_.

The legend of Sisyphus may have originated as a metaphor the inexorable
process of language change.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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