[Ads-l] double-tap

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 15:25:04 UTC 2019

I remain skeptical. The term has usually referred to two bullets in the
head, and it's been used frequently in action movies and TV shows (crime,
spy, military) since at least the late 1980s, which is when (and whence) I
learned it, though I couldn't tell you which particular show it was.
Something like "a professional-looking hit" was also said by one of the
fictional investigators.

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 4:59 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> The term in its literal meaning was popularized by reporting on the Bin
> Laden Raid of 2011.

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