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    Question You've got some attitude =?

    Scenario:

    TV viewer: Troy, I've seen every Simpsons episode. You can't show me anything new.

    TV programme presenter: You've got some attitude, mister. Besides, you're wrong! Because sometimes episodes run long....

    Question:

    You've got some attitude =? Is it a usual expression?

    Thanks!

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    Hi Daffodils,

    I'm student and studying english in Sydeny. I think people use this expression quite often, especially in oral conversation. However, People may not use it in written english.

    Hope it help.^^


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Scenario:

    TV viewer: Troy, I've seen every Simpsons episode. You can't show me anything new.

    TV programme presenter: You've got some attitude, mister. Besides, you're wrong! Because sometimes episodes run long....

    Question:

    You've got some attitude =? Is it a usual expression?

    Thanks!
    It is colloquial, and in saying it you mean that the person is confident and independent, often in a rude or unpleasant way.

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    JamesJang and Anglika:

    Thank you for your help.

    Anglika:

    Could you please give me another example about the application of "You've got some attitude"? I am still not clear about it. Or are the following contexts I create good?

    #1
    Customer: Please give me that shirt.

    Salesman (with an impatient tone): I am very busy. Wait a minute.

    Customer: You've got some attitude.


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    Mary complained, "Why is nobody here to answer my question?"

    Lisa, "You've got some attitude."
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    #5

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    You seem to have grasped the meaning in your examples.

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    Sorry, another question about it just popped up into my mind.

    Is it a very mild criticism? Would it not possibly offend most TV viewers when the presenter said so in the TV programme about the context of Post 1?

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    I really would not know. It may be that the viewers agree with the interviewer.

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I really would not know. It may be that the viewers agree with the interviewer.
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your reply. It's fine. Happy weekend.

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    Re: You've got some attitude =?

    It's a fairly mild criticism. It won't offend someone of you tell them "lose the attitude!" or "you've got some attitude," although it might just prod them into adopting even more attitude. (It is common in colloquial AmE to abbreviate "attitude" in this sense to simply "'tude." "I don't need your 'tude right now." "I'm in a good mood this morning, so you can take your 'tude somewhere else.")

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    Hello Ouisch,

    Thank you for your answer. I hope I never have some tude.

    Happy weekend!

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