A little more Rekkie ?


From King's Under the Dome.

- 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.


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.”

  • natkretep

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    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


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


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    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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