To: Oztrich Boy
American preference for "flu shot" explains the high level of firearms violence in their society.
Shot glass, photo shot, "I'm shot" (I'm exhausted), the air conditioner is shot (it's broken)--"shot" has plenty of non-violent connotations. But jab--there is nothing non-violent about the word--I don't want a measles jab under any circumstances! But I'll be glad to get a measles shot. ;-)
posted on 05/30/2012 3:50:45 PM PDT
(Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
Shot glass, photo shot, "I'm shot" (I'm exhausted), the air conditioner is shot (it's broken)--"
All US origin usage. Shows how much part of American thought patterns it is.
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