[Ads-l] Jabs

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 21 07:12:54 EST 2021


Gap-fillers:

1968 _Vancouver Sun_ (Dec. 3) 31: Astronauts Get Flu Jab.

1969 _San Antonio Express_ (Jan. 10) 4-E: FLU JAB FOR CHAMP.

1974 _Jersey Journal_ [Jersey City] (Nov. 25) 24: The [French} president
has warned his ministers: "Get a flu jab and wear thick underclothes."

JL

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 4:51 PM Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
wrote:

> In Scots and throughout much of Scotland the term used is “jag”. From
> Northern Middle English. https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/jag_v
>
> Jag, v.
> [North. ME. jagge (a 1400, Morte Arthur), also jogge, and also e.m.E.
> jag(ge(1607). Of obscure origin; a parallel formation is the nearly
> synonymons Dag v.1In the mod. dialects jag ‘to pierce, prick’ is chiefly
> north. and (espec.) Sc.]
> tr. and intr. or absol. To pierce, prick, stab.
>
>
>
> Michael Everson
>
> > On 18 Feb 2021, at 15:17, 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
> >
> > ----------------------------
> > MARGARET E WINTERS
> > Former Provost
> > Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
> > Wayne State University
> > Detroit, MI  48202
> >
> > mewinters at wayne.edu
> >
> >
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