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    Go figure

    Hi,

    I do not understand the last two sentences - "There's me, stag, at the junior prom". "Go figure". What does stag mean in this context? And what about Go figure? Thx :)


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    Re: Go figure

    go figure

    US informal —used to say that something is surprising or hard to understand

    ▪ After losing their first six games, they won the next ten. Go figure.

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    #3

    Re: Go figure

    *just an assistant teacher

    Stag means alone.

    In this case "go figure" is used sarcastically. John is a boring guy, so Garfield is actually not surprised that John went to the prom alone.

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    Re: Go figure

    A stag at the prom is a male student who goes to the dance without a date.

    Jon is a geek, you see. He wasn't successful with girls. Garfield's comment means 'no wonder'.

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    Re: Go figure

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A stag at the prom is a male student who goes to the dance without a date.

    Jon is a geek, you see. He wasn't successful with girls. Garfield's comment means 'no wonder'.

    Rover
    I am not a teacher.

    Interesting. I would never use "stag" as an ordinary noun like that. I'm pretty sure an American can't be a stag. He goes stag, like "solo".
    Last edited by Coolfootluke; 04-Mar-2011 at 19:15. Reason: rtypo

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    Re: Go figure

    Thank you very much! Your replies helped me a lot! =) You guys/ladies rock!

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