[Ads-l] Resurrection of "different to" by Brexit Remainer Londoners?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 5 17:05:51 UTC 2016

"Being here shows that you're no different to each other," said Ms. Bahia [Sing], an accountant whose parents are Indian, by way of Malaysia.

"If Scotland gets to make its own laws to reflect its own unique politics, why not the capital?" he [James O'Malley, a freelance writer in London] wrote.  "We all know -- and the referendum made clear -- that London has very different politics to the rest of the country."

"Britain's Vote Upsets Londoners Who Find Harmony in a Cultural Cacophony", Sarah Lyall, NYTimes, Monday July 4, 2016, A4 (New England Edition).

The OED, under "to, prep., conj., and adv.", A.21.a., said in 1921 "after different, from is considered more correct."


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