[Ads-l] _to pimp_ "josh, kid, tease," etc.

Benjamin M Brainard brainard at UGA.EDU
Sat Jun 17 10:50:13 EDT 2017


Sorry, sent that too early; in this context, pimp is more used to catch a person in a situation where they do not have adequate knowledge or are underprepared… although usually the specific topic of the pimping is esoteric and not everyone might be expected to know it.

From the second cited paper, reviewing the first: ““whenever an attending poses a series of very difficult questions to an intern or a student.” He suggests that questions “should come in rapid succession and be essentially unanswerable.””

..ben

Benjamin Brainard VMD, Dipl ACVAA, ACVECC
Edward H Gunst Professor of Small Animal Critical Care
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
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On 6/17/17, 10:47 AM, "American Dialect Society on behalf of Benjamin M Brainard" <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU on behalf of brainard at UGA.EDU> wrote:

    Don’t forget the medical terminology, best discussed here:
    
    Brancati FL. The art of pimping. JAMA. 1989;262:89–90
    
    And recently reviewed:
    
    Kost A, Chen FM. Socrates was not a pimp: changing the paradigm of questioning in medical education. Acad Med. 2015 Jan;90(1):20-4.
    
    Benjamin Brainard VMD, Dipl ACVAA, ACVECC
    Edward H Gunst Professor of Small Animal Critical Care
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Georgia
    706-542-9383 (v)
    706-357-0109 (f)
    
    On 6/17/17, 10:39 AM, "American Dialect Society on behalf of Mailbox" <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU on behalf of mailbox at GRAMMARPHOBIA.COM> wrote:
    
        > On Jun 17, 2017, at 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system <LISTSERV at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> wrote:
        > 
        > Date:    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:00:06 -0400
        > From:    Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM <mailto:hwgray at gmail.com>>
        > Subject: Heard on Forensic Files: _to pimp_ "josh, kid, tease," etc.
        > 
        > Female Fort Collins, Colorado, police detective describing her reaction to
        > a phone-call from the police fingerprint-examiner:
        > 
        > "She said, 'I've found him! I've found a match!' I said, 'No! You're
        > _pimping_ me! You're _pimping_ me.' She said, 'I'm *not* _pimping_ you!
        > We've *got* him!'"
        > 
        > The examiner had eyeballed - this was back in the day - tens of thousands
        > of fingerprints over the course of six years, before finding the match.
        
        
        This was an extremely common usage in Des Moines, Iowa, where I grew up in the 50s and 60s. It was especially common in high school (from which I graduated in 1967).
        
        "You're _pimping_ me!" meant "You're kidding me" or "You're shitting me." I was in college before I learned that to pimp also meant to run a prostitute.
        
        Pat O'Conner
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