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Give over (an english expression)

Posted by Bob on December 17, 2000

In Reply to: Give over (an english expression) posted by Jane S. 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.

You're assuming he knows where France is.