"Being Wanded" (Airport Security)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 17 11:00:01 UTC 2001

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    I haven't seen "wand" recorded as a verb.  There are quite a few
> hits on the usual computer databases.

I have heard "wand" as a verb for years in reference to barcode readers.

Fred Shapiro

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