[Ads-l] triage

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 10 06:23:58 EDT 2016


MSNBC caption:

"Did Trump Triage His Campaign With Debate Performance?"

'Resuscitate'?

JL


On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: triage
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> My brother's extension of "triage" to non-medical cases, preserving its
> sense of prioritization:
> http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/2006/10/trick-or-triage.html
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> Neal
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> On 11/7/2014 11:49 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
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> > Well, this Thanksgiving I'll try announcing that I'm going into the =
> > kitchen to triage the pots and pans and see if anyone blinks.
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> > LH=20
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> > On Nov 7, 2014, at 9:31 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >
> >> I've just rewatched the scene in question.
> >> =20
> >> Wahlberg indeed has three wounds in his leg. But none of them look =
> > life
> >> threatening, so no ordinary sense of "triage" enters into it.
> >> =20
> >> In fact, he starts at what could be the least serious wound, and winds =
> > up
> >> removing what looks like a long, jagged bone fragment from the wound =
> > in his
> >> thigh.
> >> =20
> >> So I stick with my original interpretation.
> >> =20
> >> Of course, since it's a movie review, the word could merely be =
> > hyperbolic
> >> humor.
> >> =20
> >> =20
> >> JL
> >> =20
> >> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> >> wrote:
> >> =20
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> >>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 12:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >>> =20
> >>>> 'Emergency medical attention':
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> "Marcus removes one of the bullets he's taken by performing DIY =3D
> >>> triage."
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/25/lone-survivor/
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> On himself. (Nobody else around for him to "triage," if that's what =
> > =3D
> >>> you're
> >>>> thinking.)
> >>> =20
> >>> Looks like it applies to deciding which of several bullets should be =
> > =3D
> >>> prioritized for removal.  This does actually fit the relevant OED =
> > gloss:
> >>> =20
> >>> 2. a. The assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses in =
> > =3D
> >>> order to decide the order or suitability of treatment.=3D20
> >>> =20
> >>> Nothing there about who has to bear the wounds in question.  =
> > Presumably =3D
> >>> one can even triage one's mosquito bites, figuring out which one to
> =3D=
> >>> scratch=3D85er, treat first.
> >>> =20
> >>> LH
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> =
> > wrote:
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