Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 18, 2002
In Reply to: Re: get bent posted by Shae on October 18, 2002
: : : What is the meaning of the phrase "get bent"?
: : "Get bent! -- I despise you!" From "Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang" by Tom Dalzell (Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Mass., 1996).
: : That's kind of weak, isn't it. "Get bent" means go get a penile injury. Doesn't it fellows?
: As a fellow, I agree it's rather flaccid, but how would I know?
Here in the NE part of the US of A I have always
used and heard that phrase in two different but related ways.
One way is to use "bent" as a word to mean drunk or high as in "I was so bent last night I don't remember a thing".
Another way "bent" is used is to castigate or criticize someone who makes a dumb remark as in "Whadaya talkin' about, you're nuts, get bent will ya".