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    I just received a phone call from my brother, stating that the police picked up my mother last night on a neightbor's porch. His wife, who is power of attorney, has been making the necessary arrangements to have mom institutionalized. We have kept her in her home of 48 years for as long as possible. Still it makes me sad.

    BUT that is not the main reason for this post. When Greg called he said, "Did anybody GET UP with you"? What is this s**t? It's not like he's 16 years old, trying to impress his friends. He's an educated, smart man. But sure doesn't sound like it. NO, no one GOT UP with me, nor did I receive a call at that point.
    Really, now, " 'GET UP' with you"?! Am I the only one who thinks this strange?
     
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    what does that mean?
     
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    Call me stupid but what is that "get up". slang for???
     
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    There's several around here whom I've heard use this term. They want to know if anyone has called you, caught up with you, or contacted you in some manner. Therefore, have they "got up" with you, yet.
     
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    so where does the problem with him using that lay?


    "Have you heard from mike?"

    "Did mike get up with you?"

    sorry...I just don't see a major difference.
     
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    Maybe I'm at fault here. I guess I just expect an eduacted person to speak in a more befitting manner.
     
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    is the term rude?


    It could very well be that I am not eductate enough. Seriously. Just a figure-of-speech, imo.

    :)
     
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    as we all expect all educated people to do.
    but look at it this way, at least it's still some form (even if broken) of english.
     
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    Ooops. I say "get up", LOL!! Say, hubby's dad was calling looking for hubby. So, next time I see hubby I ask, "Did your dad get up with you". I was raised on this, from my grandma to, well, LOL, everyone in my family. I didn't relize people would think it rude or unacceptible since I've heard this term all my life, LOL!
     
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    Chill Joz...sometimes even educated people take a break.
    Know what I mean, Vern??
     

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