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    #1

    go guantanamo on

    "You'd better stop doing that. Otherwise I'll go guantanamo on your butt." I seem to get the meaning.

    Is there a dictionary defenition for "go guantanamo"?

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    #2

    Re: go guantanamo on

    There surely isn't. It's an example of inventive use of language. Have you seen Pulp Fiction? There's this famous quote from it, "Imma get medieval on your ass!" (It's at least very famous in Poland, because of the fantastic translation, which is now often given as an example to those who want to become translators here.)

    It means the same as your phrase. "You'd better stop doing that. Otherwise, I'll make you suffer."

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    #3

    Re: go guantanamo on

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    There surely isn't. It's an example of inventive use of language. Have you seen Pulp Fiction? There's this famous quote from it, "Imma get medieval on your ass!" (It's at least very famous in Poland, because of the fantastic translation, which is now often given as an example to those who want to become translators here.)

    It means the same as your phrase. "You'd better stop doing that. Otherwise, I'll make you suffer."
    Did you see it writing? You're welcome to leave your comments.

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    #4

    Re: go guantanamo on

    To "go" something on someone is to bring those qualities or feelings from the particular word into the action.

    I will go ballistics on him if he wrecks my car.

    Stop that or I'll go ghetto on you.

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    #5

    Re: go guantanamo on

    I'm not sure what you're asking about. What did I see?

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    #6

    Re: go guantanamo on

    Guantanamo is the prison where the US holds the prisoners from the Iraq war. It certainly has a reputation of people being treated poorly. I'm not sure the conditions are so terrible (maybe they are), but people can be sent there without any sort of due process, which is the scarier part.

    Does that help?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: go guantanamo on

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Guantanamo is the prison where the US holds the prisoners from the Iraq war. It certainly has a reputation of people being treated poorly.
    That's quite an understatement.

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    #8

    Re: go guantanamo on

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "You'd better stop doing that. Otherwise I'll go guantanamo on your butt." I seem to get the meaning.

    Is there a dictionary defenition for "go guantanamo"?
    "Go Guantanamo on you" probably means he'll abuse you physically, torture you, or, as Rumsfeld would say, subject you to "enhanced interrogation techniques."

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