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    Hi,

    In the following passage: "Don't tase me" tops 2007 best quotes. (CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News of today)

    What does "tase" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    In the following passage: "Don't tase me" tops 2007 best quotes. (CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News of today)

    What does "tase" mean?
    I am having trouble with that link now, but I am almost certain it means 'Don't use a Taser on me'.
    Taser is the commercial name of a gun that fires electrical darts to stun amd immobilize a person.

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    Here's the video where the famous quote was first uttered. (He says it at about 2:00.)


    Some background:
    A University of Florida student who was filmed being shocked by police with a Taser stun gun after persistently questioning Sen. John Kerry will not face criminal charges and has apologized for his actions, his attorney said Tuesday.

    Andrew Meyer, 21, yelled "Don't Tase me, bro!" as he scuffled with officers during the on-campus speech last month. In letters to the university, its president and the campus police department, he apologized, attorney Robert Griscti said.

    "I made the decision to supersede the rules, and for that I apologize," Meyer wrote. "I should have acted calmer and obeyed the directives of the officers. If I had, none of the subsequent issues would ever have arisen."

    ‘Don't Tase me, bro’ student won't be charged - Crime & courts - MSNBC.com

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    After your explanations, I found the word Taser in the dictionary: "A small gunlike device that fires electric darts to incapacitate a person temporarily."

    But the verb tase is inexistent. Correct?

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    According to the company that patented the TASER, the name should always be in capital letters and should never be used as a verb. Of course, that doesn't stop folks from making a verb out of it. Interesting article about the word here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    In the following passage: "Don't tase me" tops 2007 best quotes. (CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News of today)

    What does "tase" mean?

    Being from B.C. (and all that that implies), I immediately understood the quote. Yes, "tase" has been coined and is used frequently in my locale

    Fiona

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