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We got issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business.
Too many ob-gyns aren't able to practice their love with women across this country.
Question: got issue = have a problem?
(1) Why is 'got' in past tense?
(2) Why is there no an article of 'an' before 'issue'?
Last edited by thedaffodils; 16-Sep-2008 at 20:27. Reason: a-->an
The lack of 'have' isn't hard to understand. With "got" it can get lost quite easily - especially in expressions like 'Got an issue with that?' (which always implies a prefixed 'Have you'). But the lack of an article looks really strange.
Interestingly - but I think irrelevantly - both 'got' and 'issue' have obscure meanings in the context of childbirth: I've 'got issue' (I have fathered children, "got" being a short form of begotten).
PS * I ask because of the strange expression 'practice their love with women' - apart from the deficient grammar, that is. Also, I think
they mean 'going out of business' (although it could also be 'getting out of [=escaping from] the business').
Last edited by BobK; 16-Sep-2008 at 20:35. Reason: PS added
It's not only a native speaker but also the incumbent American Chief Executive--George Bush.
The subtitle of film indicates 'I got issue'. But I listened again it might have a rather weak "ve"--I am not sure. My listening is poor so I am practising now. Probably the subtitle missed it out.
I read it loud and clear. He did say so.PS * I ask because of the strange expression 'practice their love with women' - apart from the deficient grammar, that is
I believe you.