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get your li'l ass up

 
 
Yao
 
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:48 am
I'm an English learner,really fond of learning slangs,especially swear words.I happened to come across a word in a novel:"get your li'l ass up".And I'm now wondering if anyone can tell me that what does "li'l" mean,since I can't find it either on dictionaries or internet.
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:49 am
@Yao,

"li'l" is short for little...
Yao
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:54 am
@Region Philbis,
Thank you very much.How do you pronounce it?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:57 am
@Yao,

"li'l" is pronounced lill...
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:58 am
@Yao,

Quote:
How do you pronounce it?


Lil.

Can anyone say what the phrase means? Is it like "get your ass over here"?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 03:59 am
@McTag,

i think it means "wake up!"
Yao
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 04:00 am
@Region Philbis,
Thank you
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 04:03 am
@Region Philbis,
Okay, thanks. Like "Wake up, get out of bed!"? That makes sense.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 05:25 am
@Yao,
Although swear words Are common in most langauages I would reccomend second language learners use these words sparingly and only among friends. many are context (time place and situation) dependant. use of these words in incorrect situations could result in embarresment or possibly violence to the user.
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 05:58 am
@dadpad,

Australians, of course, never swear under any circumstances.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:17 am
@McTag,
correct you pommy poof.

edit: McTag the mancurian muffin muncher would have been better
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Yao
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 07:43 pm
@dadpad,
Yeah,I agree.That's what I'm thinking about.I'll try to be careful when talking to native speakers.
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Yao
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 07:46 pm
@McTag,
You sure about that?Australian never swear?
JTT
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 08:45 pm
@Yao,
In my neck of the woods it's normally spelled lil, Yao, without any punctuation, although I see from a check that it does sometimes have additions,

You can locate it in several dictionaries at this link:

http://onelook.com/?w=lil&ls=a
roger
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:16 pm
@Yao,
Sure they do, but mostly nobody outside the country understands them, anyway. I'm pretty sure that's what McTag meant.
Yao
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 08:55 am
@JTT,
Thank you very much.I really appreciate your help.May I ask you what country you are from?I'm so keen on learning American slangs that I make every effort to get hold of it.
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Yao
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 09:02 am
@roger,
It must be boring if people around the whole nation live without cursing.I do agree with you because I once heard an Australian guy speaking.I really wondered if he was speaking English...
McTag
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 04:50 pm
@Yao,

Yahahaha. I think Dadpad will appreciate that.

Okay guys, I'm sorry, I was speaking ironically. Australians are the swearingest people on earth. After the Irish, I mean.
dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 06:44 pm
@McTag,
Quote:
I once heard an Australian guy speaking.I really wondered if he was speaking English...

LOL he wasnt speaking English, He was speaking strine

Quote:
Yahahaha. I think Dadpad will appreciate that.

Yes

Quote:
Australians are the swearingest people on earth. After the Irish, I mean.

Bullshit! You talk out your arse McT. You are so full of **** your bloody eyes are brown!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 06:45 pm
@Yao,
"Tumba Bloody Rumba"

by John O'Grady (1907-1981) (aka Nino Culotta – They’re a Weird Mob)

I was down the Riverina, knockin' 'round the towns a bit,
And occasionally resting with a schooner in me mitt,
And on one of these occasions, when the bar was pretty full
And the local blokes were arguin' assorted kind of bull,
I heard a conversation, most peculiar in its way.
It's only in Australia you would hear a joker say:
"Howya bloody been, ya drongo, haven't seen ya fer a week,
And yer mate was lookin' for ya when ya come in from the creek.
'E was lookin' up at Ryan's, and around at bloody Joe's,
And even at the Royal, where 'e bloody NEVER goes".
And the other bloke says "Seen 'im? Owed 'im half a bloody quid.
Forgot to give it back to him, but now I bloody did -
Could've used the thing me bloody self. Been off the bloody booze,
Up at Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin' kanga-bloody-roos."
Now the bar was pretty quiet, and everybody heard
The peculiar integration of this adjectival word,
But no-one there was laughing, and me - I wasn't game,
So I just sits back and lets them think I spoke the bloody same.
Then someone else was interested to know just what he got,
How many kanga-bloody-roos he went and bloody shot,
And the shooting bloke says "Things are crook -
the drought's too bloody tough.
I got forty-two by seven, and that's good e-bloody-nough."
And, as this polite rejoinder seemed to satisfy the mob,
Everyone stopped listening and got on with the job,
Which was drinkin' beer, and arguin', and talkin' of the heat,
Of boggin' in the bitumen in the middle of the street,
But as for me, I'm here to say the interesting piece of news
Was Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin' kanga-bloody-roos.
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