[Ads-l] stat - non-vernacular usage

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 14 03:12:02 UTC 2019

They need to staff up, stat.

(in a medical direction or prescription) immediately.

Immediately; now; usually used in medical situations, to connote extreme urgency.

I think it’s safe to say this has slipped into non-technical vernacular usage.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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