[Ads-l] New Sense of the Noun "Primary"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 11 22:28:48 UTC 2020

A useful observation. But "nationwide individual state..." seems
contradictory. Wouldn't "entire *nationwide season* of individual state
qualifying elections" be more accurate?


On Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 8:12 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> Probably I should say "The new sense denotes the entire season of
> nationwide individual state qualifying elections for party presidential
> nominations."
> Fred Shapiro

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