Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22935 – 1012
Here’s the haps:
Interestingly to me, the term “jab” for getting a shot is pretty apropos, really. Mrs, Herb, TNT, and I went to get a covid booster, a flu shot, and the missus and I got our first Shingles vaccination. Shingles is a pretty nasty and painful disease that people of a certain age get (although we do know a younger person who had it as well) and we decided that since we were eligible we would take that shot too. As I watched the pharmacist, who had the same name as me, the word “jab” described perfectly what he did. There’s not a better word for it, really.
Jab is really a great term and one of the examples of how the internet has made the world a little smaller place. As George Bernard Shaw said, “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” But, from now on I plan to use the term “jab” whenever I get a shot. And I hope this little post today will be a real shot in the arm to all of you.