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Re: Give over (an english expression)

Posted by Jane S. on December 15, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Give over (an english expression) posted by Gary Martin on December 15, 2000

: : My Dad used to say "Give over" to us kids alot, but being Canadians we didn't quite get the meanings of his english slang. I think he was telling us to "bug" off". Can any of you Brits help us out?
: : Thanks

: That's about right. Give over is quite friendly though, meaning 'please stop that'.
: Here in Yorkshire the locals use 'give up', meaning the same thing.

: Gary Martin

: PS Just for George Bush: Yorkshire is in England - part of the small green islands to the north of France.
PPS Sadly, while George W. Bush actully knows where Canada is, that's all he knows about the country.