"Being Wanded" (Airport Security)

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Sep 18 16:23:37 UTC 2001

In a message dated 9/17/01 2:17:35 AM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

<<    Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, on the PBS News Hour
program, said that tougher airport security measures will include more people
"being wanded."

   You know what that means--taken aside by airport security, with a wand
scanning your pockets and such.

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

I believe that I mentioned this a few years ago on ADS-L, but I haven't
checked the archives. What I remember is that a handsome airport security
person said to my partner, "May I wand you?" To which Stewart answered, "Wand

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