[Ads-l] "to ping"

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 31 16:03:49 EDT 2017


My favorite is Monty Python's machine that goes "ping":


"You see,we lease it back from the company we sold it to, so that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital accounts."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCITMfxvEc

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I was thinking of your earlier, MSNBC quotation (included below), which you=
 gloss as 'To goad or provoke; needle.'

Joel


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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
>
>
>=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>=C2=A0 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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>=C2=A0 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "to ping" (and OED Online)
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> A former Trump advisor says the president likes to "ping people" to get
> their viewpoints.
>
> JL
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> 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

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