A little more Rekkie ?

Panupat

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Thai
From King's Under the Dome.

Context:
- Barbie sneaked into a fallout shelter to search for a Geiger counter. He found it, but it's out of battery.
- Rusty is suggesting that Burpee's store may carry it. He has his own purpose, which is to check the supply shed.

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Rusty pointed at the Geiger counter. “That thing probably takes a six-volt dry cell. I’m pretty sure I saw some at Burpee’s. Less sure anybody’s there right now. So … maybe a little more rekkie?”

“What exactly would we be reconning?”

“The supply shed out back.”

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  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    The word is usually spelt recce. See our dictionary:
    rec•ce (rekē), n.
    British Terms, Military (esp. in British military use) reconnaissance:
    a pilot who spent three months on recce.
    Also, rec•co (rekō), rec•cy (rekē).
    Etymology -- by shortening and alteration 1940–45
    recce - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

    You can see another shortening on the next line: reconning = reconnoitring
     

    Panupat

    Member
    Thai
    Ohh so recce and rekkie are the same word? Thank you. It showed up on my Google too but I had no idea.
     

    natkretep

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    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I've actually only ever seen recce, but this is an informal word, and many people would just have heard it and might guess at the spelling, and I would imagine rekkie to be a spelling based on the pronunciation.

    It can be used as a noun (reconnaisance) or as a verb (reconnoitre) - we'll do a recce, we'll recce the place.
     
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