Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 10:45:19 -0800
From: Keith Chambless keith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUENEPTUNE.COM
Subject: Re: "911" as a verb?
"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?
I never heard it before. But I've heard of 86'd. And I've heard someone say
"I'll 86 you from the bar", so 86 is a transitive as well as an intransitive
verb, why not 911 too?
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