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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 26 10:13:31 EDT 2020


Very true, Nancy.  But in cases like that, somebody, after at least
minimal consideration, has decided just which items will be discounted or
whatever.

No human considers and then chooses which regions will experience an
epidemic.

Yet.

JL

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 7:51 PM Nancy Friedman <wordworking at gmail.com>
wrote:

> It's been used this way ( = "selected") in retail for many years.
>
> "Save on select paint"
> https://www.lowes.com/pl/Save-on-select-paint/1255139939
> "Price reductions on select Azure services"
>
> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-offers-price-reductions-on-select-azure-services/
> "Free shipping on select items" https://www.michaels.com/shipsforfree
>
> Discussion from 2012:
>
> https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/57905/is-there-a-difference-between-select-and-selected/144716
>
>
>
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> On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 4:42 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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