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sodapop Mon 02-Aug-21 08:59:32

The word jab in lieu of vaccination is irritating enough but now ' double jabber' has crept into daily speech. Does anyone else find this annoying

MawBe Mon 02-Aug-21 09:02:57

On the other hand, I rather like the “Anti-Vaxx” neologism even if my autocorrect insists I mean Vauxhall grin

Pammie1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:04:29

It’s a bit irritating, but I suppose whatever works to encourage more people to be vaccinated, is to be embraced.

Alegrias1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:05:02

I saw "double jabber" in the title of one of the threads this morning and seriously thought it was about Boris Johnson and his ever growing family. 🤣🤣

Pammie1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:05:23

@MawBe. I quite like ‘Anti Vaxx’ too and autocorrect has come up with some hilarious substitutes.

Pammie1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:07:09

I saw "double jabber" in the title of one of the threads this morning and seriously thought it was about Boris Johnson and his ever growing family.

Thanks Algerias - just choked on my weetabix reading that !!😁

Pammie1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:08:18

Bloody Autocorrect - I meant Algrias1. Anyone know what ‘Algeria’s are ???!!!

Alegrias1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:09:34

No worries Pammie1 I now quite like the various variations on my username 🤣

Pammie1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:12:53

@Alegrias1 I will forevermore think of Boris as ‘double jabber’. Appropriate in more ways than one I think !!

Luckygirl Mon 02-Aug-21 09:56:08

Jab is bad enough ....... Nicola Sturgeon sag "jag"!

Alegrias1 Mon 02-Aug-21 09:58:47

How common.

Imagine being Scottish and using our own words for things hmm

winterwhite Mon 02-Aug-21 11:09:33

'Double jabber' ought literally to mean the one who gives the jabs, surely? This has been invented by newspaper subeditors.

Bellanonna Mon 02-Aug-21 12:11:39

Tbh I have adopted the “double vaxxed” description and quite like it. Jab (or the North-of-the-Border jag) is also less fussy to say than vaccination or inoculation. It’s a new vocabulary for our new pandemic age. Double jabber sounds like the person administering the jab twice, so should be jabee, surely? Or double jabbed at least. Nothing wrong with new words.

Bellanonna Mon 02-Aug-21 12:12:34

Xpost with your comment winterwhite 🙂

greenlady102 Mon 02-Aug-21 12:16:08

sodapop

The word jab in lieu of vaccination is irritating enough but now ' double jabber' has crept into daily speech. Does anyone else find this annoying

nope

Kamiso Mon 02-Aug-21 12:25:00

Really can’t get my knickers* in a twist over nothing much at all. As long as I know what they mean. I accept that we are all different and had very different educational experiences.

I would hate to make others feel awkward or shamed into not posting because of pedantics.

I often wonder if the pedants are trying to cover up low self esteem by nitpicking at those they consider to be inferior?

*I haven’t actually worn any knickers since my vulvectomy and nerve damage nearly twenty years ago.

JaneJudge Mon 02-Aug-21 12:26:29

Yes I find it annoying too and more annoyingly I've found myself bloody saying it

winterwhite Mon 02-Aug-21 13:40:44

That was uncalled for, Kamiso.

SueDonim Mon 02-Aug-21 13:49:57

Alegrias1

I saw "double jabber" in the title of one of the threads this morning and seriously thought it was about Boris Johnson and his ever growing family. 🤣🤣

Thanks for that - I’ve now got coffee all down my clean top! grin

I don’t much care what terms people use. I quite like anti-vaxx. You don’t often get to type two ‘X’s in life!

Germanshepherdsmum Mon 02-Aug-21 13:57:38

Kamiso not only uncalled for but too much information thank you.

Zennomore Mon 02-Aug-21 14:08:40

Alegrias1

I saw "double jabber" in the title of one of the threads this morning and seriously thought it was about Boris Johnson and his ever growing family. 🤣🤣

😂😂😂

FarNorth Mon 02-Aug-21 14:15:01

Hey, I must be a double-jagger, then!
I like it.

Double-jabber absolutely is what Brave New Boris comes out with.

Luckygirl Mon 02-Aug-21 14:29:35

Oh whoops! I had no idea jag was a Scottish word! I just thought it was only NS! Apologies for any offence!!!

Alegrias1 Mon 02-Aug-21 14:37:00

No, all of us Luckygirl. We're all jaggers up here. grin Well most of us wink

sodapop Mon 02-Aug-21 14:41:53

Kamiso this is pedants corner and nothing to do with making people feel inferior. Your comment was totally unnecessary.