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    Hello,

    How do you pronounce "ASAP" (as soon as possible)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Hello,

    How do you pronounce "ASAP" (as soon as possible)?

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    I've heard both "A S A P" and "asap" (with either /ei/ or // for the initial vowel, which is stressed).

    The BE, used in telegrams, used to be "soonest" - but this is moribund, if not dead.

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    Moribund:

    If you describe something as moribund, you mean that it is in a very bad condition. (FORMAL)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Moribund:

    If you describe something as moribund, you mean that it is in a very bad condition. (FORMAL)



    but 'in a very bad condition' verging on death. And it is indeed formal.

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