[Ads-l] Jabs

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 18 15:31:01 EST 2021


We've been discussing "jab" in another thread, ICYMI.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2021-February/159201.html


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:03 PM David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:

> Lexico UK says "British Informal"
> DAD
>
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] Em nome de
> Dennis During
> Enviada em: quinta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2021 13:03
> Para: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Assunto: Re: Jabs
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
> 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=E2=80=99s Carnival, Vaccine Jabs Are In, Glitter and Samba Out
> >
> > Clearly we, Americans, are meant to recognize 'jab' as equivalent to
> > 'shot' or 'injection'.
>
>

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