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Friday, March 11, 2011

Criminal Sentence 523: Cue up the Dictionary

From a book I'm reading (a character tells another to get a camera ready):

"Take manual control of camera nine and queue it up."

We're looking for the verb "to cue," which in this case means "to get ready."

A queue is a line, or a long braided ponytail.

1 comment:

Val Span said...

I just came across "...a hard road to hoe..." in a published book by a relatively well known author. I was surprised it got past the editor!