The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172129   Message #4167658
Posted By: Joe_F
15-Mar-23 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: stupid sayings
Subject: RE: BS: stupid sayings
In my book, "alternate", at least in America, does overlap with "alternative" in one sense, viz second choice, in case the first is not available: "alternate route", "delegates and alternates". As a general substitute for "alternative" it is (I agree) semiliterate.