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Posted by Mike Field on May 14, 2016 at 15:22:08 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Re: Dialects - and their translation posted by Mike Field on May 14, 2016 at 05:00:20:

And I should have added that, in exactly the same way, a 'sec' was an abbreviation of 'second', and was a short but unspecified period of time -- not one second explicitly, but a few seconds or minutes, depending on circumstances.

We also used 'half a sec' in the same way. ('Half a mo' was an equivalent Americanisation.)

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