[Ads-l] "switch" is as reversable as "substitute"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jul 21 03:02:27 UTC 2016

Another instance of reversed "substitute for":

"A hero who, under the cloak of night, switched athletes' drug-tainted urine for clean urine so that athletes who had doped wouldn't test positive."

The "hero," of course, is Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, of Sochi fame.

New York Times, July 20, 2016, "Whistle-Blower Deserves Rio's First Medal," by Janet Macur; B8/1 (New England Edition).


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