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    mdw75 Guest

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    My sincere gratitude for tdol's & Casiopea's information.
    Now I understand, that [trŠn'zishn] variant is wide spread all over the world.

    But it would be wonderful to find out any ideas of linguist from UK.
    May be the other variants are typical for modern or classical British English.

    Thank you.

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    The phrase on station is idiomatic military/police etc. jargon. It is like being on call, on point, on the job or on deck.

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    Agreed. It's short for talking/speaking on the . . .

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    But it would be wonderful to find out any ideas of linguist from UK.
    May be the other variants are typical for modern or classical British English.

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    I am from the UK, though currently residing in Japan.

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