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?