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    interrogation for a second degree

    I might be wrong but do you ever use an iterrogation-related term for when a person gets a second degree from a college or a university?

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I might be wrong but do you ever use an iterrogation-related term for when a person gets a second degree from a college or a university?
    I've never heard such a term.

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    The idiom "Give someone the second degree" means to ask them a lot of questions. In other words, to interrogate them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The idiom "Give someone the second degree" means to ask them a lot of questions. In other words, to interrogate them.
    So If I got a second degree from a college, I could say I got an interrogation?

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    I think Barb means "the third degree"..... a colloquial term for an intensive, rough interrogation.
    The police give him the third degree but he didn't break.

    John

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Ostap may be thinking of a viva voce.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Oct-2011 at 08:22. Reason: typo

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Ostap may be thing of a viva voce.
    If you're talking Latin, I'm a bit rusty. I've never been apprehended. So I wouldn't be asking questions about the police. What I've been trying to figure out is that if there is an expression to mean that a person got a secong degree from college (not police!!!) using the noun "interrogation"? I've been told that if I say I got an interrogation from college, that would mean I got a second degree. True or false?
    Last edited by ostap77; 13-Oct-2011 at 22:06.

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    False.

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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I think Barb means "the third degree"..... a colloquial term for an intensive, rough interrogation.
    The police give him the third degree but he didn't break.

    John
    Oops. Of course I did.
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    Re: interrogation for a second degree

    Don't some colleges make a student defend himself to a collection of professors? Maybe that's what he means, though I don't know the exact words for it. I think one defends his thesis.

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