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#115764 - 11/14/03 08:16 AM Re: "have got"?
Jackie Offline

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SNOW DAY???!!! OHHHHHH-HHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
Oh man, oh man--they have snow in Alaska, too, enough to shovel. I wanna move up north!


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#115765 - 11/14/03 08:22 AM Re: snow
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I'll trade places with you any time, Jackie. After all, I know how to pronounce Louisville, and I bet I could get used to saying "you-all," with or without "got" and/or "gotten."


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#115766 - 11/14/03 08:28 AM Re: snow
Jackie Offline

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I'll trade places with you any time, Jackie.
Somehow I don't think Faldage would care for that...


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#115767 - 11/14/03 08:32 AM Re: snow
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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well, we done got about a foot on the ground, and the 40mph winds have given us two and three foot drifts.
Marnie and I were talking about the word "drift" as being unequal to the task of describing the process. it's much too gentle. these were some pretty good breezes...

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#115768 - 11/14/03 11:26 AM creamed by cod snobbery
shanks Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Ok, ok, I made it up. The cod refers to 'fake' or 'ersatz', as in: unjustified, but taken up by all those who think Princess Diana had class.


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#115769 - 11/14/03 04:21 PM Re: "have got"?
gift horse Offline
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Registered: 11/03/03
Posts: 180
Loc: Austin, TX
there's also "she got married" vs "she was married."

My Harper's English Grammar suggests that got should not be used in place of was.

BTW, I hope I didn't offend anyone with my observation that have got sounds common to me. I know I've used it myself at times. It's just that I was taught not to. Likely I should not have said anything about it. My bad.


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#115770 - 11/14/03 05:27 PM Re: "have got"?
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Relax gift horse, all you did was start a conversation.
re "She got married" vs. "She was married" They don't mean the same thing to me. "Was" refers to a state of being whereas "got" refers to the action complete with rice throwing and mother crying. (And "She was married" refers it to lawyers)


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#115771 - 11/14/03 07:50 PM Re: "have got"?
maahey Offline
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Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 555
I guess it is the context, Zed. 'She was married on a bright Sunday morning', versus, 'She got married on a bright Sunday morning'.

aside: In 'she got married', the 'got' fits Bingley's 'in possession of', rather neatly, doesn't it. She got herself a husband. {hurried exit}


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#115772 - 11/14/03 07:57 PM Re: "have got"?
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
maahey
and he got himself a treasure [hearts, flowers and violins -e]



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#115773 - 11/16/03 11:12 PM Re: "have got"?
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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Registered: 11/22/00
Posts: 1289
As soon as I read this post, there started up in my head,
"I've got rhythm, I've got music .....".


What do y'all make of that usage?


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