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    Red face bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Hello,


    The quoted words is from Urban Dictionary.

    Ya'll dudes better come wit it, i mean, bring ya a-game and sh*t.
    Urban Dictionary: a-game

    Could you tell me what sh*t means here? A -game means excellent job, but sh*t seems to mean bad.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Jul-2013 at 10:54.

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    Default re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello,


    The quoted words is from Urban Dictionary.


    Urban Dictionary: a-game

    Could you tell me what sh*t means here? A -game means excellent job, but sh*t seems to mean bad.

    Thank you!
    Please note that we try to avoid writing swear words (cuss words) in full on the forum. Some people find them offensive and we also have minors using the site. As you can see, I have changed the word to "sh*t". I have edited both the title and content of your original post to remove the word too.

    It basically means "and stuff" or "and other stuff".

    What have you got in your bag?
    Oh, you know, just my clothes and sh*t.

    What did you buy at the supermarket?
    The usual stuff - vegetables and sh*t.

    In the context you gave, it means that the people who are coming (to somewhere unspecified) need to turn up with their best abilities and other unspecified assets.
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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Thank you for your reply.

    But why do people call what they buy sh*t?

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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    I don't know the etymology behind it, but I can tell you that we do. It is not being used as an adjective. It is a noun. It's not always applied to things we buy (as my first example showed). It does not, with this usage, denote anything bad.

    What are you up to this weekend?
    Revising for my exams and sh*t.

    That just means "I'll be revising for my exams and I'll be doing some other random unspecified stuff".
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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Note also that the Urban Dictionary specialises in non-standard English and slang, which changes daily among the young — usually with neither rhyme nor reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    But why do people call what they buy sh*t?
    It is just a slang synonym for stuff. Learners should avoid it at all times. I can think of circumststances where I could use it without giving offence, but even then I never would.

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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    I disagree that learners should avoid it at all times. They should know what it means and how it's used. I'm not suggesting that they should use it in their day-to-day conversations but any of them who go to live for an extended period in an English-speaking country (well, the UK, at least) should know that they will hear it used in this way from a variety of people and, in time and with fluency, may well find themselves using it.
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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Of course, context is important but it could also mean:

    bring ya a game = Bring your best effort,
    and sh*t = and everything you need to demonstrate your best

    This could be a challenge or invitation to play a game.

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    Default Re: bring ya a-game and sh*t

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    But why do people call what they buy sh*t?
    It has a number of different meaning- as well as stuff/things, it can used for drugs, trouble, etc.

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    I will admit that it sounds strange to me when I hear an obviously non-native speaker use slang like this. Even if they use it correctly, it just doesn't feel right. It's almost like "You're not one of us; why are you using these words?". I'm not saying I'm xenophobic, just expressing a personal feeling. I'm curious if this prejudice extends to native speakers of all languages.

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