[Ads-l] "triage" (v.)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 3 17:09:31 UTC 2015


CNN:

"They'll be taking those pieces of wreckage, triaging them, and" etc., etc.

Sorting out on the basis of possible significance?

JL

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz tells CNN, concerning an airliner fire in
> Florida, that airport authorities are "in a central location monitoring [I
> think -JL] and triaging what is going on."
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> 'Sorting out'?  Cf. 4/5/13 above.
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> JL
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> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > Sorry.
> >
> > Here is the precise quote:
> >
> > "As soon as I met Fiona and I was describing the problem we were having
> > with our rear brakes, she immediately triaged the situation, knew exactly
> > what was wrong with it, the car was diagnosed properly, and was fixed
> > correctly."
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> > JL
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> > On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
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> > > Here is the precise quote:
> > >
> > > "as soon as i met fiona and i was describing the problem we were having
> > > with our rear brakes, she immediately triaged the situation, knew
> exactly
> > > what was wrong with it, the car was diagnosed properly, it was fixed
> > > correctly."
> > >
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> > > On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > >> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > >> >wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Guy in Ford commercial takes car in for repairs. Tells ad star Mike
> > Rowe
> > >> > that "Fiona...immediately triaged the situation and found out what
> was
> > >> > wrong with the brakes."
> > >> >
> > >> > Triaged????
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >> My feeling precisely!
> > >>
> > >> BTW, was the car taken in to - or should that be "into"? - a Ford
> > "store"?
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