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  1. nyota's Avatar
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    "One man, he disappoint me/ He give me the gouge and he take my glee [...]" (Get him back by Fiona Apple)

    What does "gouge" mean in here?

    PS. Please ignore 'he give', 'he disappoint'.

  2. BobK's Avatar
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    Re: gouge

    But why ignore them? They're indicators of the general fact that she uses language in a way that no one would teach. Perhaps 'give someone the gouge' is a bit of slang that some people use. It doesn't sound very friendly, but I have no clear idea of what it means. Maybe the Urban Dictionary could help.



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