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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 26 11:07:44 EDT 2020


Well, as the proverb has it, "Man infects, God selects".

LH

On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 10:13 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> > Nancy Friedman
> > Chief Wordworker
> > www.wordworking.com
> > http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com
> > tel 510 652-4159
> > cel 510 304-3953
> > twitter/instagram  Fritinancy
> >
> >
> > 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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