[Ads-l] "to ping"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 30 10:07:03 EDT 2017


Regardless, he seemed to mean "to contact, as by telephone or electronic
device."

JL

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:31 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> Speak roughly to your little boy,And beat him when he tweetzes:
> He only does it to annoy,
> Because he knows it teases.
>
> Joel
>
>
>       From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:43 AM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "to ping" (and OED Online)
>
> 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:
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> > MSNBC re Hillary & D----d:
> >
> > "She dinged him and pinged him...."
> >
> > 'To goad or provoke; needle.'
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
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