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    milad_jalali is offline Newbie
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    Default Slang phrase for "not me"

    Hi everyone!

    I was taking swimming lessons in the pool with two other guys, and the instructor asks us to do sth in whatever order that we like (ie who goes first, who second and who last). So the other two guys didn't want to go first, so they both said a slang which i had never heard of and is driving me crazy. it sounded sth like "shadi not", meaning "not me"! So I had to go first. I assume it's something like "bunny up" to decide who goes first, but obviously in reverse order!

    Anyway, I can't find the exact slang. So do you may be know what it is? It's killing me!

    Thanks
    Milad

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Slang phrase for "not me"

    In BrE, you could use bagsy not, but it doesn't sound right here.

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    Default Re: Slang phrase for "not me"

    Quote Originally Posted by milad_jalali View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I was taking swimming lessons in the pool with two other guys, and the instructor asks us to go in whatever order that we liked (i.e. who goes first, who second, and who last). The other two guys didn't want to go first, so they both said a slang term that I had never heard of, and it's driving me crazy. It sounded something like "shadi not", meaning "not me"! So I had to go first. I assume it's something like "bunny up" to decide who goes first, but obviously in reverse order!

    Anyway, I can't find the exact slang expression. Do you maybe know what it is? It's killing me!

    Thanks,

    Milad
    I speak American English, and I've never heard anything like it.

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    Default Re: Slang phrase for "not me"

    Quote Originally Posted by milad_jalali View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I was taking swimming lessons in the pool with two other guys, and the instructor asks us to do sth in whatever order that we like (ie who goes first, who second and who last). So the other two guys didn't want to go first, so they both said a slang which i had never heard of and is driving me crazy. it sounded sth like "shadi not", meaning "not me"! So I had to go first. I assume it's something like "bunny up" to decide who goes first, but obviously in reverse order!

    Anyway, I can't find the exact slang. So do you may be know what it is? It's killing me!

    Thanks
    Milad
    According to your profile, you are an Iranian living in Canada. Could you please tell us the origin of the other guys (if you know it), so we can at least try to guess what they are saying?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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