[Ads-l] mistake for

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 15 14:13:41 UTC 2021

A guest with an authoritative demeanor on today's Morning Joe (MSNBC) said
that Officer Potter "may have mistaken her taser for her service weapon."

If there was a mistake, it had to have been the opposite: she mistook the
handgun for the taser.

Slip of the tongue? Or an emerging reversal like "to substitute for"?


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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