Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:22:02 -0500

From: "Virginia P. Clark" Virginia.Clark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UVM.EDU

Subject: "911" as a verb?

I came across the following sentence last night in a novel that I'm

reading. The speaker is an LA detective; "Irit" is the name of a character:

"They called roll, Irit wasn't there, they went looking for her,

couldn't find her, 911'd Westside Division, who sent a couple of

units. . . ."

I haven't seen this usage before. Has it been around for a while?