# Mississippi

## English translation: word for counting seconds

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 English term or phrase: Mississippi English translation: word for counting seconds Entered by:

 09:27 Nov 3, 2008
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 English term or phrase: Mississippi 278 00:34:43,760 --> 00:34:45,760 Lily, meet Angela, my wife. 279 00:34:45,880 --> 00:34:49,080 Angela, this is Lily, our new babysitter. 280 00:34:51,480 --> 00:34:52,560 Nice to meet you, Lily. 281 00:34:54,760 --> 00:34:56,640 12 Mississippi. 282 00:34:57,960 --> 00:35:00,360 13 Mississippi. 283 00:35:01,560 --> 00:35:03,240 14 Mississippi. 284 00:35:09,480 --> 00:35:11,600 15 Mississippi. 285 00:35:11,600 --> 00:35:13,240 I'm ready! 286 00:35:13,480 --> 00:35:16,200 16 Mississippi. 287 00:35:16,240 --> 00:35:18,080 Lily, hurry up! 288 00:35:19,400 --> 00:35:21,160 17,18, 19 - 289 00:35:21,280 --> 00:35:23,560 20! 290 00:35:26,200 --> 00:35:28,160 Daphna? What does "Mississippi" mean? Thanks.
 second Explanation:A method of counting seconds. 1 mississippi 2 mississippi etc. is 1 second 2 seconds Used to get children to hurry up.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 6 mins (2008-11-03 09:33:52 GMT)--------------------------------------------------http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080615050423AA...
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Louise Mawbey
Germany
Local time: 07:20
 OK,thanks.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +8second
 Louise Mawbey
3 +2counting time
 Kirill Semenov

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +8
mississippi
second

Explanation:
A method of counting seconds.

1 mississippi
2 mississippi

etc.

is 1 second
2 seconds

Used to get children to hurry up.

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Note added at 6 mins (2008-11-03 09:33:52 GMT)
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 Louise MawbeyGermanyLocal time: 07:20Native speaker of: English
 OK,thanks.

agree  Mark Nathan: the time it takes to say the words "one mississippi" is one second
 52 mins

agree
 59 mins

agree
 1 hr

agree
 3 hrs

agree  Will Matter: Right. It's a way of counting time when you don't have a timepiece handy.
 5 hrs

agree  airmailrpl: way of counting time
 5 hrs

agree
 6 hrs

agree
 12 hrs

6 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
mississippi
counting time

Explanation:
The word `mississippi' is used in counting time: "one, two, three..." in this way each phrase takes 1 second.

 Kirill SemenovUkraineLocal time: 08:20Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4

agree
 5 hrs

agree  airmailrpl: way of counting time
 5 hrs

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