[Ads-l] select, adj. = certain, particular

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 25 19:42:31 EDT 2020


USA Today
https://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-second-wave-spanish-151154154.html :

"These waves [of influenza] started in March 1918 and ended in the summer
1919, according to the CDC. Some believe a fourth wave happened in select
regions in 1920."

I've seen this usage before in the past year or two, but thought it too
dumb to report.

Jon's Law  "No semantic novelty is too dumb to report."

JL

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