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    #11

    Re: pardon

    One more: Huh?
    God, that's mine!!!
    Thanks for mentioning!
    Last edited by Jason72; 01-Jul-2007 at 14:53. Reason: It's thanks, not thankls... Hey look, L is right after K... :-D

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    #12

    Re: pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    I think that's the case in Britain too, but let's hear what BobK has to say...
    Mostly, it sounds offended. But in some speakers (older ones), with the stress on the 'par-' rather than the 'beg', it can be just asking for repetition/clarification.

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    #13

    Re: pardon

    Good to know...

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    #14

    Re: pardon

    What did you say?



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    #15

    Re: pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What did you say?

    Huh?

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    #16

    Re: pardon

    Oops! ("What did you say?" had been mentioned already.)


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    #17

    Re: pardon

    ...
    I thought you actually asked someone what did he say...


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    #18

    Re: pardon

    I couldn't make out what you said.


    [native speaker & writer, not teacher]

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    #19

    Re: pardon

    Here's another one for the list: I didn't catch that.

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    #20

    Re: pardon

    could you say it louder? I have one ear drum...

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