[Ads-l] Jabs

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 21 12:40:23 EST 2021


Mudcat.com:

"Just back from my first 'jag', as they say in Scotland, at the local
football ground."

Regional for "jab."

JL

JL

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 7:12 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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