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skylee

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I went by train to recce a place where I will have to go to later, and on my way back I stopped at my university to take a look. These are the pictures I took during the journey. Nothing particularly interesting. I like that window slogan (that is the spirit of an ideal man haha) and the plants behind the banner. And don't you find all those rules at the pond amusing?

This is not relevant to the pictures. I could not find my university when I arrived at the University train station. I saw a bus terminus, a Hyatt hotel next to a brand new building but I could not see Chung Chi College or the New Asia and United water towers. Of course soon I found out that I had exited on the other side of the station. I had not been there for over a decade and I no longer know the place. Sigh.



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I find it interesting they don't want you to feed the fish because it pollutes the pond. The ones I've generally heard given are that you could be putting yourself in danger (most likely not the case here), or that the animals will become dependent on being given food.

By the way, I had never come across "recce" before. I had to look it up.

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Re "recce". Perhaps it should not be used like this? I think I hear it quite often but I am not sure how it is used.

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From what I saw in the dictionary it appears to a British thing, which I have no knowledge of. It seems like you used it right to me, given the meaning.

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Thanks for the input. I have just checked the Collins Cobuild Dictionary in my office. And it says “recce” is a verb -

If you recce an area, you visit that place in order to become familiar with it. People usually recce an area when they are going to return at a later time to do something there.

And that is exactly what I did. And then it says, “[bRIT, OLD-FASHIONED]”. Oh well. :rolleyes: It then says that “recce” is also a noun.

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Besides recce, I had no idea that 准 was a traditional character as well, with a different meaning from as well as being the simplified form of 準.

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