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    get started

    Donīt get me started on death penalty.
    What does it mean? I canīt feel the mood of the speaker in the sentence above... Does it convey impacience, or anger, on the part of the speaker? Does it suggest that the speaker does want to talk about the specific subject?


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    Smile Re: get started

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Donīt get me started on death penalty.
    What does it mean? I canīt feel the mood of the speaker in the sentence above... Does it convey impacience, or anger, on the part of the speaker? Does it suggest that the speaker does want to talk about the specific subject?
    He means don't ask me what I think of this topic or don't start talking to me about this topic because I'll have a lot to say, and I don't really want to talk so much about it, and I don't really want to get into a discussion about it.

    He could also simply mean that he'll have a lot to say about it and has some strong opinions about it.

    I hope this helps you understand it better.

    Last edited by PROESL; 17-Aug-2009 at 02:48.

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