Get Your X On!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 19 14:34:08 UTC 2005

Am definitely on the "get your X on" tip.

"Get your groove on" may be the instigating phrase.


"Steve Kl." <stevekl at PANIX.COM> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: "Steve Kl."
Subject: Get Your X On!

If you or your students are tracking the "Get your ___ on" phrasing,
immortalized in Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On," you will want to know
about the August 17-24 2005 edition of Boston's Weekly Dig
( Everything in this issue is framed in that pattern.
(The explanation for this is mentioned in the letter from the editor.)

The cover includes

Get Your "Get Your _____ On" On
Get your wiseacre on
Get your big league crew on
Get your horrow maven Wes Craven on

and the table of contents include

Readers get their irate "how dare you insult Brian Wilson" e-mails on
Local sports fan gets his hating of scalpers on
Susan Passoni gets her "depose Jimmy Kelly" on in Southie
Hippies get their privacy concerns on
City Hall told to get its green on
Howard Dean gets his Bean on
Harvard Lampoon staff gets its botulism scare on
South End gets its sashimi on
Get your sweat-absorbing attire on
Makai Kingdom gets its Chronicles of the Sacred Tomb on
Get ur freak, swerve and drink on
Hieroglyphics get their all-star crew on
Mr. Airplane Man gets their leaving town on
Major Stars get their brown acid on
Get Your Defending of Yourself on
Wes Craven gets his movie not involving dozens of teenage killings on

(and that's only halfway down the page)

So if this is your kind of thing, there you go.

- Steve Kleinedler

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