[Ads-l] re-up

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 10 10:24:59 EST 2016


Joel is correct.

And the military word goes back to 1906 in the HDAS files.

Wisely utilized, I see, by OED.

(Which omits "re-up bird," the avian counterpart of the "fuck-you lizard.")

JL



On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 10:10 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> "Renew" (get a booster), I suppose.
>
> Joel
>
>
>       From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 8:32 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] re-up
>
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > CNN advises us to "get re-upped on" our MMR vaccinations.
>
>
> What does that mean? "Get up to date - or should that be "up-to-date"? - on
> our MMR vaccinations" or some such?
>
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