long que [ queue ]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Pidginboy, May 20, 2009.

  1. Pidginboy Senior Member

    India-Local dialect
    What is an idiomatic term for a long Que? I am doubtful of 'serpentine' which, I think, denotes twists and turns in a Que.
  2. Michel09

    Michel09 Senior Member

    New York, NY
    français - France
    I have never even heard of "Que" -- except for the abbreviation for Québec, Canada.
  3. jonjonsin Member

    English - American
    I do hope you mean queue. We Americans don't usually form queues, but lines. When I talk about long lines, I usually refer to how far back it goes, maybe "The line was out the door." or "The line was wrapped around the block." Maybe "This line doesn't ever end." Does that help?
  4. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Are you asking about a "queue?"

    If so, why are you looking for something other than "long."
  5. Pidginboy Senior Member

    India-Local dialect
    I meant 'queue'. Thanks, Michael09, for pointing out my typo.
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  6. Pidginboy Senior Member

    India-Local dialect
    Is 'long' apt?
  7. sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    Certainly, if there are lots of people in the queue.
  8. Dimcl Senior Member

    British Columbia, Canada
    Canadian English
    Sorry, it's not that either.:confused:

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