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    gets me

    Dear teachers,

    There is an excerpt from a reading matter which attracted my attention.

    “It was already half-past seven in the morning and the city waking up. As I sent the car along, I could see pieces of fog floating up the street. I like to drive early in the morning. There is something about cruising in an empty cab with the fog coming up the street which gets me.”

    I know that the sentence with the expression in bold (a slang) could be transformed in the following manner:

    “There is something about cruising… that appeals to me.”

    appeal (v) = to be attractive or interesting, as in:

    The idea appeals to me.

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your thoughts on the matter?

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.

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    #2

    Re: gets me

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I know that the sentence with the expression in bold (a slang) could be transformed in the following manner:

    “There is something about cruising… that appeals to me.”

    appeal (v) = to be attractive or interesting, as in:

    V.
    As you already know the meaning, I wonder what your question is?


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    Re: gets me

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There is an excerpt from a reading matter which attracted my attention.

    “It was already half-past seven in the morning and the city waking up. As I sent the car along, I could see pieces of fog floating up the street. I like to drive early in the morning. There is something about cruising in an empty cab with the fog coming up the street which gets me.”

    I know that the sentence with the expression in bold (a slang) could be transformed in the following manner:

    “There is something about cruising… that appeals to me.”

    appeal (v) = to be attractive or interesting, as in:

    The idea appeals to me.

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your thoughts on the matter?

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.
    It has a slightly stronger sense to it that merely "appeal". If something gets you emotionally, it grabs you, gives you an emotional thrill.

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    Re: gets me

    Hi Heidita,

    To know something don’t mean indispensably “understand” it. I don’t like goods that suit every taste. I don’t make do with very little.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your prompt reply as well as for your penetrating explanation.You exponded me with competence the airy notion of using the present slang.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: gets me

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Heidita,

    To know something doesn't mean indispensably “understand” it. I don’t like goods that suit every taste. I don’t make do with very little.

    Regards.

    V.
    of using the present slang.
    I don't consider to get it, or something gets you "slang". It is a quite common expression.

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    Re: gets me

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post


    To know something don’t mean indispensably “understand” it.
    This certailnly was a slang. Some Londoners (native speakers) say "it don't" instead of "it doesn't".

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    Re: gets me

    Hi Banderas,

    Thank you for your active backing.

    It is obvious that you understand me perfectly. You know I am self-taught a few-years English student. Very often the words in my mouth are from different sources, sometimes knowledgable somethimes not to such an extent. This accounts for the presence of so much foolish mistakes and gross blunders in my posts.

    Thank you again for your Slavic love of mankind.

    Regards.

    V.

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    This certailnly was a slang. Some Londoners (native speakers) say "it don't" instead of "it doesn't".
    So it was!!

    I think this slang, as you call it, is not exclusive from London, though.

    (Good morning to you, banderas, how are you today??

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    Re: gets me

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    So it was!!

    I think this slang, as you call it, is not exclusive from London, though.

    (Good morning to you, banderas, how are you today??
    Hello, Heidita! Good to hear from you.

    No it is not, you are right. But I guess, this might be a subject for a new thread...

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