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#141176 03/23/05 10:51 AM
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> lather

badabing, badaboom :)

That's the only one I ever remember unprompted, though I've got a few others scribbled down in notes somewhere. I seem to remember feeling less than satisfied by some of the offerings but!


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lather

I get two of them.

As for mav's OED quote, I don't believe second works in USn English.


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Along with "badabing, badaboom" does one receive, perhaps, a small engraved trophy or a certificate suitable for framing?


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> engraved trophy or a certificate

Is that a stright-faced reply to the original poster, FS? If so , you're a scholar and a gentleman, for I was rather rude to preempt it with my extension to three-way heteronyms! I encourage everyone to contribute more of those 'two~sies' to our esteemed new member :)


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> I don't believe second works in USn English

Really? hmm, how do you say secondment or the similar forms?


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how do you say secondment

Huh? How do I say what?


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How strange - I hadn't realised you poor guys were impoverished by the absence of this word! :)


second (SEND)
verb [T] UK
to send an employee to work somewhere else temporarily, either to increase the number of workers or to replace other workers, or to exchange experience or skills:
During the dispute, many police officers were seconded from traffic duty to the prison service.

secondment
noun [C or U] UK
His involvement with the project began when he was on (a) secondment from NASA to the European Space Agency.


(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)



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yeahbut, how do you say it?



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Unfortunately it would not let me paste the fonetig representation. Lemme see ~

seh~CONDm'nt

edit: on further analysis, it may be a little closer to sih~CONDm'nt


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thanks, mav. : )



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