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    #1

    Now, go get 'em'!

    What does "A" mean by the next sentence?
    Now, go get 'em'!


    A: You seem a little down, Dad.
    Don't worry. It's normal for a man your age to be depressed!
    Add to that your other problems, like your expanding bald spot and your turkey neck,
    and it's all perfectly understandable!
    B: Thanks for the pep talk, Son.
    A: Now, go get 'em'!


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    Re: Now, go get 'em'!

    NOT A TEACHER

    I interpret "go get 'em" as a statement of encourangement. Be brave, good luck, do your best and so on.

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    Re: Now, go get 'em'!

    It's almost standard to end a pep-talk with a short, positive wish/exhortation like that - 'Right, enough talk. Let's go out and do it.'

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    Re: Now, go get 'em'!

    The humor lies in the fact that his pep talk, which is supposed to be encouraging, just listed all sorts of things wrong.

    Like:
    You'd make some girl a great boyfriend.
    She just needs to look past the fact that you're unemployed, unkempt, overweight, lacking ambition, and overall a rather selfish and nasty person.
    Now, let's get out there and find your the right girl!
    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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