"Being Wanded" (Airport Security)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 18 05:19:56 UTC 2001

At 12:23 PM -0400 9/18/01, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>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

Is this earlier or later than the wanding the library personnel does
to the books one is checking out (at computer terminals)?


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