[Ads-l] "to ping" (and OED Online)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 30 07:43:25 EDT 2017


A former Trump advisor says the president likes to "ping people" to get
their viewpoints.

JL

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> MSNBC re Hillary & D----d:
>
> "She dinged him and pinged him...."
>
> 'To goad or provoke; needle.'
>
> JL
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> WB: Pinger in Chinese. Fast & dirty query of internet
>> =E2=80=8Breveals
>> :
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>> (1) <towed pinger locator> =3D [tuo1-ye4-shi4 // sheng1-bo1 fa1-she4 qi4
>> //=
>>  di
>> ng4-wei4-qi4] (lit. <towed // acoustic emission device // locate device>
>>
>> (2) <pinger> =3D [ping2-er] (sort of like [PING-ahr]): sinogram for
>> <duckweed> + diminutive suffix (lit. <child, son>); the duckweed sinogram
>> is used in expressions for <moving about rootlessly, aimless wandering,
>> like duckweed on a pond>.
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