"Get" or "git" is a typically Northern insult - its literal meaning is "bastard", and it is a corruption of the verb "to beget".
And this funny bit about Sir Raleigh:
So, the bit about Cursing Walter Raleigh is a direct reference to why he can't sleep because he needs another cigarrete. He was a stupid git because he introduced smoking into England.curse sir walter ralegh(1554-1618) he was such a stupid git...sir walter ralegh was courtier who was beheaded on the charge of treason (a catholic plot to replace the english king with the spanish support)....it seems once he was smoking and a servant threw a bucket of water on him to save his life...he was the man who popularized tobacco...no doubt he was such a stupid 'git'...
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