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    What does the sign mean?

    Yesterday I saw "Make Me Over" on the back of a girl's T-shirt.
    Does it mean "Make Me Change" or "Change Me?

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    Re: What does the sign mean?

    Slogans on T-shirts can be interpreted as you wish them to be interpreted.

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    Re: What does the sign mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Yesterday I saw "Make Me Over" on the back of a girl's T-shirt.
    Does it mean "Make Me Change" or "Change Me?
    Maybe the girl wore a backpack over her shoulder and you overlooked the 'Don't' because the statement sounds

    "Don't make me over" with the meaning "Accept me as I am" (it's actually more street slang than traditional English)

    Or maybe it's just an anti-thesis to the well-known statement. (ok, well-known is overstated)

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    Re: What does the sign mean?

    I don't understand it, but my first guess would be "Give me a make-over" or "put make-up on me".

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_K View Post
    Maybe the girl wore a backpack over her shoulder and you overlooked the 'Don't' because the statement sounds

    "Don't make me over" with the meaning "Accept me as I am" (it's actually more street slang than traditional English)

    Or maybe it's just an anti-thesis to the well-known statement. (ok, well-known is overstated)

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    Re: What does the sign mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I don't understand it, but my first guess would be "Give me a make-over" or "put make-up on me".
    It's a song written in 1962 which was performed by Dionne Warwick

    Don't make me over
    Now that I'd do anything for you
    Don't make me over
    Now that you know how I adore you

    Don't pick on the things I say, the things I do
    Just love me with all my faults, that way that I love you
    I'm begging you

    Don't make me over
    Now that I can't make it without you
    Don't make me over
    I wouldn't change one thing about you

    Just take me inside your arms and hold me tight
    And always be by my side, if I am wrong or right
    I'm begging you

    Don't make me over
    Don't make me over

    Now that you've go tme at your command

    Accept me for what I am
    Accept me for the things that I do
    Accept me for what I am
    Accept me for the things that I do


    Now that I'd do anything for you
    Now that you know how I adore you

    Just take me inside your arms and hold me tight
    And always be by my side, if I am wrong or right
    I'm begging you

    Don't make me over
    Don't make me over

    Now that you've got me at your command

    Accept me for what I am
    Accept me for the things that I do
    Accept me for what I am
    Accept me for the things that I do

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    Re: What does the sign mean?

    People (OK, mostly women) sometimes have a "makeover" where they radically change their hairstyle, makeup, clothes etc. I guess if someone doesn't want to be made over then they might say "Don't make me over" and I agree it would probably mean "Don't try to change me".

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