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    Sergeant (v.)

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "Sergeant" in:

    "Hey, you was on 26th and Sergeant first day me and my sister moved over there."

    It was capitalized and I guess it a verb here.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It's the name of a street. The person was at the junction of 26th Street and Sergeant Street.

    What is "junction"?

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Intersection. Where two roads cross.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It's the name of a street. The person was at the junction of 26th Street and Sergeant Street.
    I would never have got that.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would never have got that.
    Nor would I.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    As we don't number streets, the connection was lost to me- I was thinking of dates.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would never have got that.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Nor would I.
    You guys don't watch enough* US crime dramas

    b

    PS *There may well be some disgreement over the aptness of this word.

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    Re: Sergeant (v.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    As we don't number streets, the connection was lost to me- I was thinking of dates.
    We have numbered streets where I live - First, Second, Third and Fourth Avenue!

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