[Ads-l] "strident"?!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 27 15:21:46 EST 2017


App. means "urgent" or, perhaps, "ringing"?

Jeez.

JL

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Harvard Health Publications:
>
> "In 2016, surgeon general Vivek Murthy issued a _strident_ call to action
> to all U.S. healthcare providers, asking them to get involved."
>
> goo.gl/VYfx9H!
>
> Google:
>
> adjective: strident
> 1 loud and harsh; grating.
> 2 synonyms:
> 3 harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud, shrill,
> screeching, piercing, ear-piercing
>
>
> Wow! No wonder that the Republicans tried to block his appointment.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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