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    was it, yes sir, out there;

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about some things in the following passage that are somewhat unclear to me.

    Silverstain then said, "Sir, I just got pinged by HQ. They're recalling the EW1s. Apparently, Takeda's design had some flaws, and in the rush to get them out to the field, they missed it the first time. The containment units start---leaking, sir."
    "What impecable timing," Hastings muttered.
    "I'm so glad we wasted time, effort, and lives saving his crany arse in San Diego, McNeil said. "Well, nothing to be done now, and Company 7's the only one they were issued to. I just hope they don't start---leaking, was it?
    "Yes, sir," Silverstain said.
    "Out there. Or if they do, Vega deals with it.

    It's somewhat unclear to me what highlighted phrases mean. I have only one guess for "if they do". I think it means "if the weapons start leaking"

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    Re: was it, yes sir, out there;

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about some things in the following passage that are somewhat unclear to me.

    Silverstain then said, "Sir, I just got pinged by HQ. They're recalling the EW1s. Apparently, Takeda's design had some flaws, and in the rush to get them out to the field, they missed it the first time. The containment units start---leaking, sir."
    "What impecable timing," Hastings muttered.
    "I'm so glad we wasted time, effort, and lives saving his crany arse in San Diego, McNeil said. "Well, nothing to be done now, and Company 7's the only one they were issued to. I just hope they don't start---leaking, was it? McNeil is confirming that he heard Silverstain correctly
    "Yes, sir," Silverstain said. He confirms that leaking is the flaw
    "Out there. Or if they do (leak), Vega deals with it. It is not clear what "out there" means here. It could mean out on the battlefield.

    It's somewhat unclear to me what highlighted phrases mean. I have only one guess for "if they do". I think it means "if the weapons start leaking"
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    Re: was it, yes sir, out there;

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    Thank you very much, Lynxear.


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    Re: was it, yes sir, out there;

    I just hope they don't start---leaking, was it?

    I just hope they don't start...what was it you said? Was it, "leaking"? Did you say they are "leaking"?

    "Out there. Or if they do,

    "Out there" is a continuation of the earlier speech, which in full is:
    I just hope they don't start leaking out there (is 'out there' Outer Space?? Is this taking place on a spaceship? - The senior officer is referring to some particular place where at least some of the drums or whatever are being stored/are going to me moved to...because if they do leak 'out there' (in this particular place that's 'not in here,in this building, in this spaceship, but out there) it's going to be a serious problem, and Vegas is responsible, he takes care of that problem, not me.
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    Re: was it, yes sir, out there;

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I just hope they don't start---leaking, was it?

    I just hope they don't start...what was it you said? Was it, "leaking"? Did you say they are "leaking"?

    "Out there. Or if they do,

    "Out there" is a continuation of the earlier speech, which in full is:
    I just hope they don't start leaking out there (is 'out there' outer space?? - it is referring to some particular place where at least some of the drums or whatever are being stored...because if they do leak 'out there', it's going to be a serious problem, and Vegas is responsible, he takes care of that problem, not me.
    Thank you very much, David L.

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