[Ads-l] "to ping"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 31 21:21:02 EDT 2017

RH:  << I had thought of going for "(better than a) poke (in the eye with a
burnt stick)," but it seemed like a little too much like overkill. >>
WB:  Of course, options range from French tickler to cattle prod. Needling,
naturally, shades off from acupuncture. At any rate, I wasn't expecting a
Spanish Inquisition.                        (But, then, nobody ever does.)

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