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    "Give somebody a shout"

    Hi there,



    when we say:


    "I'll give you a shout."

    Do we mean merely that I'll notify you or we specifically mean I'll notify you BY shouting or crying out loud?



    Thanks.

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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi there,



    when we say:


    "I'll give you a shout."

    Do we mean merely that I'll notify you or we specifically mean I'll notify you BY shouting or crying out loud?



    Thanks.
    It means 'I will notify you' or 'I will let you know'.


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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    It may have originated with a notification by actually shouting or hollering for someone. I can imagine people shouting across the yard for their neighbors or hollering at the gate to let them know there's some important news. However, when we say it today, it doesn't have to imply actual shouting, just the notification. We might also say, "I'll give you a call."

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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    Shout is a metaphor for call, and means on the phone, or by extension, other digital media.

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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    "I'll give you a shout" means that I will contact you (by phone, by email, whatever). "I'll give you a shout-out" means that I will acknowledge you publicly (for example, if I'm accepting an award, I might say "I'd like to give a shout-out to my drama teacher, Mr. Thompson, who encourage me to become an actor."

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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "I'll give you a shout" means that I will contact you (by phone, by email, whatever). "I'll give you a shout-out" means that I will acknowledge you publicly (for example, if I'm accepting an award, I might say "I'd like to give a shout-out to my drama teacher, Mr. Thompson, who encourage me to become an actor."


    Only by phone and email and things like that? Or can we use it publicly? Since in the book I'm reading (Headway) the conversation is between two person in a bus and the driver I guess says to the passanger that I'll give you a shout when we reached to your destination.


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    Re: "Give somebody a shout"

    Yes, that's a case where he might actually shout to notify the passenger.

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