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    #1

    tag on and off

    Several seconds after clicking here, you'll hear "you tag on and off".

    What does it mean? Is "tag on" related?

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    Re: tag on and off

    I understood them to mean what I've heard called tap on and tap off. When you're paying for transit with a prepaid card in Japan, you have to tap a sensor on the way into the system and another one on the way out. The system deducts the cost of your journey from the balance on the card.
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    #3

    Re: tag on and off

    Did the woman say "tap on and off"? This is the first time I've heard "tap on and off".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukK1WQFhewg
    Did this person tap on?
    Last edited by Saki6; 16-Jul-2016 at 03:38.

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    Re: tag on and off

    She definitely said "tag". Her hand movement suggests that she does mean what we refer to as "tapping", using a payment card which you simply tap against a card reader and money is deducted. Perhaps an AusE speaker can tell us if it's known as "tagging" in Australia.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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