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American Grammar
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
You know what they say about alimony, It is the screwing you get for the screwing you had.

"for the screwing you GOT.   

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 10:34:37 AM »
You know what they say about alimony, It is the screwing you get for the screwing you had.

"for the screwing you GOT.   

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alimony-The-Screwing-you-get-for-the-Screwing-you-got-sayings-Pin-say-348-/151240344460

Got is not considered proper/polite American English. Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness.
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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 11:12:38 AM »

Got is not considered proper/polite American English. Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness. [/font][/size]

Don't think I'll be learning real American English from a Dutch guy no offense.  :ROFL:

"get, got"....this is a phrase.

You ever heard of "you got got?!" 

You have much to learn about American colloquialisms.  Probably the age group you hangin' round with bruv.


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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 11:47:52 AM »
You know what they say about alimony, It is the screwing you get for the screwing you had.

"for the screwing you GOT.   

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alimony-The-Screwing-you-get-for-the-Screwing-you-got-sayings-Pin-say-348-/151240344460

Got is not considered proper/polite American English. Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness.


Coarseness is par for the course with this saying, so that little low-class word makes it extra genuine...
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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 11:49:56 AM »
The use of get/got is purposeful. Repitition serves to reinforce the message of the statement.

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 12:21:27 PM »

Got is not considered proper/polite American English. Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness. [/font][/size]

Coarseness is par for the course with this saying, so that little low-class word makes it extra genuine...

No idea how you think "got" is not considered proper/polite.  This word is used in daily speech.

"bro, you got a dollar man?  nah man just got got' aight peace out...

"screwed" is more rude in the same context. 

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 12:31:43 PM »
The use of get/got is purposeful. Repitition serves to reinforce the message of the statement.

Andrew is correct, but bad usage and form only illuminates some ones lack of education.
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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 12:47:28 PM »
The use of get/got is purposeful. Repitition serves to reinforce the message of the statement.

Andrew is correct, but bad usage and form only illuminates some ones lack of education.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/someone's

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 12:53:07 PM »
Lesson of the day:  Don't take English lessons from a Dutch guy  :laugh:

what AvHdBR2D2 doesn't get is that he said the phrase wrong.  "Got" is the past tense of "Get"...

There is a natural flow to it.  "Had" doesn't fit.

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 12:54:00 PM »
The use of get/got is purposeful. Repitition serves to reinforce the message of the statement.

Andrew is correct, but bad usage and form only illuminates some ones lack of education.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/someone's

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 01:05:03 PM »

Thank you, shows you can learn something new each day. [/font][/size] tiphat

"every day" would have been a better word choice. 


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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2018, 01:10:48 PM »

 Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness. [/font][/size]

hey AVHDB how many degrees you GOT? :chuckle:

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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 01:12:40 PM »

Thank you, shows you can learn something new each day. [/font][/size] tiphat

"every day" would have been a better word choice.

Now you’re splitting hairs my friend. Which perhaps is how we got here.

Whoops! Which is perhaps how we arrived here.  :chuckle:  tiphat
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Re: American Grammar
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2018, 01:16:26 PM »

 Usage shows a lack of education and coarseness. [/font][/size]

hey AVHDB how many degrees you GOT? :chuckle:

TBH both Andrew and AvHdB are correct. Andrew was correct that the useage was a deliberate part of that phrase.

And Av is correct that if you primarily use “got” perhaps you’re being ghetto and you should polish up your choice of words.   :popcorn:
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