Thread: Called out.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
David Orange
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Re: Called out.

Ignatius Teo wrote:
Being "called out" means that what you say, or what you say you can do, is not in reality what you actually know or can do. Make sense?

In the US, calling someone out means literally to challenge them, like standing outside their home and calling them to come out and fight. That's what Mike was talking about. You claim you can do something and someone will "call you out," meaning, literally, to challenge you to prove it in a physical bout.

Ignatius Teo wrote:
If you have no idea what people are talking about, but make out like you do, sometimes the words you use will betray your level of knowledge.
This is true, but only to a degree.


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Lao Tzu

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