Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 10:04:23 -0500

From: Gregory Pulliam gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHARLIE.CNS.IIT.EDU

Subject: "in difference to"

Yesterday on the ALCS broadcast on NBC Bob Uecker several times used the

phrase "in difference to" in the same position in which "as opposed to"

might have been used. For example, he said something like "I think Torre's

gonna bunt here, in difference to Johnson's hit-and-run move in the 3rd."

Uecker did this at least three times in yesterday's game, and has said the

phrase at other times during other games--I thought I had heard him say "in

deference to" on the previous occassions.

Is this a standard usage I just haven't heard, or a regional usage, or is

it idiosyncratic--a confusion of _difference/deference_ in the "in ____ to"


Greg Pulliam

Greg Pulliam


Illinois Institute of Technology