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    Blanked

    Hi guys,

    We say "I got confused but can we say I got blanked or do we need to say I got blank"?

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    Re: Blanked

    "I got blank" and "I got blanked" are meaningless unless you define what 'blank' is supposed to mean. It could be one or the other, or both.

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    Re: Blanked

    Normally, we would say, "my mind went blank".

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    #4

    Re: Blanked

    Sometimes we say, "I was confused, my mind just blanked out."


    --lotus

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    Re: Blanked

    I am not a teacher.

    In informal BrE, to blank means to ignore deliberately so, "I got blanked" means "I was ignored".

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    #6

    Re: Blanked

    OK so, if I say "I got blanked" so that means "I was ignored by someone.

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    #7

    Re: Blanked

    It would probably be better to say xxx blanked me.

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    Re: Blanked

    OK like John blanked me?

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    Re: Blanked

    In AmE, that phrase would likely be interpreted as "blanked" being a substitute for an obscenity. We do not usually use "blanked" for "ignored".

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    Re: Blanked

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    OK like John blanked me?
    Yes (in BrE)

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