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Re: Question from Middlemore Hospital

Posted by ESC on February 04, 2004

In Reply to: Question from Middlemore Hospital posted by Miri Barak on February 04, 2004

: Helllo
: I'm translating an episode of this series and I have some incomprehensible sayings: (it's in Auckland new zealand).

: The context is emergency exercise in the hospital:

: She says: "Loud and clear". My quetion, does it mean "speak louder, I can't hear you", or is it a kind of Hello or a greeting?

: in the middle of the exercise where fake injured keep coming in, suddenly a real wounded arrives and the nurse starts looking after him. she says:
: "But that also *threw the clericals* because I kept coming saying "this is real, this is a real patient".
: threw the clericals - does it mean that the clerks at the hospital were confused by the event?

: "we're gonna do an update and do a press release before we call the exercise *stand down*"
: Before we say it is finished? could it be also stand on? it's not clear in the video.

: I know it's a lot of questions (and not easy ones)
: and I am grateful for any attempt or clue.

If a person says, "I hear you 'loud and clear.'" It means just that. But I'd have to have more context to answer your question. It could be a command to someone: "Loud and clear."

Stand down = Main Entry: stand-down
Pronunciation: 'stan(d)-"daun
Function: noun
: a relaxation of status of a military unit or force from an alert or operational posture (Merriam-Webster.com)

The others, I don't have a clue about.