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    "Tell me wrong"

    I've heard this one several times in rap songs etc. but haven't found out what it means exactly. Is it short for "Tell me if I'm wrong"?

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    Re: "Tell me wrong"

    Please feel free to accuse me of being an old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud, but I really wouldn't recommend rap for learning English.

    To answer your question - sorry - no idea. I suspect that it's a string of words that match the surrounding rhyme and rhythm.

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    Re: "Tell me wrong"

    Quote Originally Posted by lasue View Post
    I've heard this one several times in rap songs etc. but haven't found out what it means exactly. Is it short for "Tell me if I'm wrong"?
    It means nothing in standard English.

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    Re: "Tell me wrong"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It means nothing in standard English.
    Not even on the street? Is it not slang either?

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    Re: "Tell me wrong"

    No

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    Re: "Tell me wrong"

    Interesting!

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