Heard on the Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 30 16:13:50 UTC 2007

Thirty-ish black woman from Chicago:

"He put on party clothes, _get-up gear_."

Back in the day, a person having a good time could be said to be
"steady [st^dI]        gettin' up / gittin' up."

There are fourteen relevant Google hits for "get-up gear," versus only
one in toto,
but that one is relevant, for "git-up gear,"

There's no cite in the Urban Dictionary under either spelling.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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