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Roger

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:17 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi guys! "Roger that!" is slang, usually used in radio transmissions such as military communications, meaning "I understand" or "I hear you." Synonymous with "I copy that." Often just "Roger". Do you sometimes use "Roger that!" with family members, colleagues or friends in spoken English?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Roger

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:45 pm
by Erik_Kowal
Yes, sometimes, but usually with older people. They are more likely to understand the reference than the generations that have grown up with the internet.

Re: Roger

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:12 am
by Stevenloan
Erik : Thanks very much for your answer. Have a good day.

StevenLoan

Re: Roger

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:28 pm
by Phil White
I for one would certainly never roger a family member...

Re: Roger

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm
by Bobinwales
Careful. Roger is my step-brother.
And Steven, even if he wasn't, I would never use the word in the way that you have suggested.

Re: Roger

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:14 pm
by trolley
It's fairly common around here. I use it, myself. In the phonetic alphabet (often used by the military) "Roger" stood for the letter "R". Used in a reply, Roger means "R", which means "received", which means I understand what you are saying. "Copy that" means the same thing but is not from the phonetic alphabet. It is an older expression comes from the idea of receiving a message and writing it down. "Roger" has not stood in for "R" since 1949. Over the years it has been Rome, Roma, Robert, Rosa but "Romeo" has been the internationally recognized stand in for the last 70 years.

Re: Roger

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:22 pm
by Stevenloan
Phil White, Bob and trolley : Thank you all so much for your answers. Have a nice day.

StevenLoan