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    I'll tell you some
    In this sentence I heard, some refers to nothing and is used instead of something. Is this expression common? Is it AE? Is it mainly used in southern States?
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    Default Re: I'll tell you some

    Could you give me an example using a complete sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Could you give me an example using a complete sentence?

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    I heard it from Steve Bridges impersonating George Bush in a video on you tube.
    Here's the link. YouTube - Steve Bridges as George Bush
    At 0:56 he says "I'll tell you some I don't like". In this case it may be referred to something because I really can't understand what he says before that. But he says it many other times. At 1:06 he repeats I'll tell you some. Here it really seems to be referring to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    I heard it from Steve Bridges impersonating George Bush in a video on you tube.
    Here's the link. YouTube - Steve Bridges as George Bush
    At 0:56 he says "I'll tell you some I don't like". In this case it may be referred to something because I really can't understand what he says before that. But he says it many other times. At 1:06 he repeats I'll tell you some. Here it really seems to be referring to nothing.
    As for the speech on 00:56:
    (being a president) '...It's got a lot of perks. I'll tell you some (of the perks that) I don't like...' (some refers to perks)

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    Indeed, on 01:06 there's nothing to refer to, saying I'll tell you some. Surely, he isn't referring back to a ranch in Camp David that he mentioned earlier.

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    Default Re: I'll tell you some

    At 1:06, he says, "Lemme tell ya somethin,...'".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    At 1:06, he says, "Lemme tell ya somethin,...'".
    Oh yes, now that I've listened to that part of speech the third time, it is not that difficult to hear him say "Lemme tell ya somethin,...", in a very careless way, I'm afraid.

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    Default Re: I'll tell you some

    Oh, I just couldn't understand the last part of the word. I'm sorry. It's not that simple for a non-native speaker.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: I'll tell you some

    I'll say it again: context is key.

    (Thanks for the link. It's a very funny video.)

    ~R

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post

    (Thanks for the link. It's a very funny video.)

    ~R
    Yes it is. There is plenty of these videos on youtube. You just have to search it a bit.
    I also listen to this kind of videos in order to improve my listening skills but I'm having some trouble. Is Texan accent really like that or is he stressing it?

    P.s: I can't believe I cannot understand the accent I used to have as a kid.

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