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Classification: English – questionable

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Marked questionable because it is difficult to imagine any semantic rationalization for using “antidotal (evidence)” (unless the evidence is thought to have curative powers). It should probably be considered a plain old malapropism.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/17 |


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    Commentary by Will Dewey , 2006/09/14 at 3:54 am

    Well, I used to think people told “antidotes” in order to cure boredom. But that explanation doesn’t work here.

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