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    #1

    Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Hi there!
    Would you please explain the meaning of "shoutout for shoutout" in the following sentence?

    "Would you be interested in shoutout for shoutout?"

    And what if it was "shout out for a shoutout"? I searched this one on Google and found some results for.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Ali Hsn; 07-Feb-2016 at 21:38.

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    #2

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Where did you find that very strange sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    It doesn't mean anything to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where did you find that very strange sentence?
    In the first case, we just talked about a film and told its name. And the interlocutor said that sentence in response.

    And, I found the second one when searching for the first statement on Google. For example, please check this link.

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    #5

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Just because you put something on a mug or tee-shirt that doesn't mean it makes sense.

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    #6

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Hsn View Post
    the interlocutor said that sentence in response.
    Do you mean the person you were talking to?

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    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Do you mean the person you were talking to?
    Yes. We were chatting online.

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    #8

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    I'd like to make an attempt to guess the meaning of this strange phrase. Personally, I think it's like a command to shout out but there's no any particular reason to do that. You just shout out simply because you want to shout out, attract attention to yourself, to be loud or something like that. Thus you shout out in order to make a shoutout. I can see how people nowadays use phrases like this one in their statuses in Google+ or Twitter or Facebook etc.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #9

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    In current American slang, a shout-out is a public recognition of something. If I bring attention to someone else's shout-out, I suppose my act could be a shout-out for a shout-out.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: Meaning of "shoutout for a shoutout"

    Thank you all for collaborating on the topic.
    I searched more and I found that this is a common phrase on Instagram, sometimes abbreviated as s4s:

    "s4s
    On Instagram you may get a comment saying s4s? Meaning Shoutout for shoutout, a shoutout is when you promote an account to your followers.
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    User1*: s4s?
    User2*: Sure, you first."

    Source: UrbanDictionary
    *Users' name changed due to privacy considerations.
    Last edited by Ali Hsn; 08-Feb-2016 at 06:36.

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