value = amount of discount?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 29 20:21:02 UTC 2008

There's a car commercial on TV that lists a discount of $7,000 per car.  They call it the "value".  I've never heard of "value" used like that.   Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+ Learn truespel in 15 minutes at> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:47:12 -0800> From: zwicky at STANFORD.EDU> Subject: "wait/stand on line" in the UK?> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> > ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>> Poster: Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>> Subject: "wait/stand on line" in the UK?> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------> > a correspondent writes:> > I've noticed in the Black Friday coverage lots of comments from> shoppers about waiting "on line" for several hours, a construction> I've noticed several times in the past few years. Growing up in the> midwest I always said I was waiting IN line; I was unfamiliar with the> "on line" construction until I lived in the UK.> > .....> > i replied that "wait/stand on line" is a famous feature of NYC speech,> and that i hadn't seen reports of it from the UK. i also suggested> that the Black Friday coverage with "wait on line" in it originated in> NYC.> > but does anyone have sightings of the expression in the UK (except> from people who grew up in NYC or very close to it)?> > arnold> > ------------------------------------------------------------> The American Dialect Society -
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