[Ads-l] Jabs

Dennis During dcduring at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 18 11:02:42 EST 2021


Wiktionary reports 'jab' as "British" in the injection sense. Online Oxford
Lexico UK reports it as "informal", whereas Lexico US doesn't have it.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:18 AM Margaret Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> From yesterday's NYTimes:
> At Rio’s Carnival, Vaccine Jabs Are In, Glitter and Samba Out <
> https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/8ldCbPcvf7FhSUdNcrK2vg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRiD2CRP0TiaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAyMS8wMi8xNi93b3JsZC9hbWVyaWNhcy9yaW8tY2Fybml2YWwtY29yb25hdmlydXMuaHRtbD9jYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0yJmVtYz1lZGl0X3RoXzIwMjEwMjE3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTI3MTc5Jm5sPXRvZGF5c2hlYWRsaW5lcyZyZWdpX2lkPTI1Njk3ODAyJnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9NTE3ODcmdXNlcl9pZD03YzNlYTU3ZjFiMWNkMzA2YjE1ZGExMmE0Y2Y2NmQxMVcDbnl0QgpgIZHbLGCDcw-yUhNtZXdpbnRlcnNAd2F5bmUuZWR1WAQAAAAA
> >
>
> Clearly we, Americans, are meant to recognize 'jab' as equivalent to
> 'shot' or 'injection'.
>
> best,
> Margaret
>
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