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    how I get sometimes

    Hi

    One man says to another woman: Shirley, was someone here? I thought I heard you talking.

    She replied: Just to myself, Judge. Just to myself. You know how I get sometimes.

    Does "get" here mean "behave"?

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    Re: how I get sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Does "get" here mean "behave"?
    Yes, but it means a little more. She feels a certain way, so she speaks to herself. How she "gets" is more the way she feels.

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    Re: how I get sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    Does "get" here mean "behave"?
    Another 'be-' word comes nearer the mark: become. If a person gets something (in one use of get; get + adj. rather than get + noun - as in 'get an idea') they become that way. If you 'get fat' you become fat.

    Bujt, as bhaisahab says, this sort of 'get' (with 'how') means more than that.

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