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Monday, July 28, 2014 07:54 am

What, for?

 Language wonks might recall my January column about the rise in American English of the all-purpose preposition, “All for one – and “for” for all.” 

I spotted another instance of this curious usage while driving last weekend in the blessed precincts of Chicago’s suburbs, where a municipal street sign admonished drivers to “Yield for pedestrians.”

I have no idea if the drivers in this town do yield for pedestrians; one can only hope for the sake of public decorum that they don’t do it on the streets. 

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