[Ads-l] double-tap

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 11:45:52 EDT 2019


FWIW, Moore's 2003 ex. of the verb, the subject of the OP, appears to be
the earliest in Google Books as well.

JL

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recall hearing it in "Zombieland" (2009), in the opening sequence
> where the voiceover lists the rules for living/staying alive in Zland
> - there it meant add a second bullet, in case the first just wounds
> the zombie. The underlying story was written in 2005, though not sure
> if the rules were written then. As it happens, a sequel, Zombieland:
> Double Tap, is set to be released on October 18, 2019.
>
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 6:59 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > The term in its literal meaning was popularized by reporting on the Bin
> > Laden Raid of 2011.
> >
> > JL
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