I made a comment and received the following reply:

Ha ha! Go get some life you stupid.

I know that this is some kind of insult. But what does "get some life" exactly mean?

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    Was it "get a life" ? – JoseK Jul 7 '11 at 8:40
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    @JoseK, it was probably meant to be. – Andy F Jul 7 '11 at 8:44
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    It's just another insult turned mostly ineffective by poor grammar. – Joachim Sauer Jul 7 '11 at 8:59
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    The person who typed it is an idiot, or a non-English speaker. Firstly, it's "get a life" (a common insult). Secondly you don't use "stupid" as a noun: it should be for example ", you idiot!" So, it's just an example of a sentence with two major typos or errors. – Fattie Jul 7 '11 at 9:22
  • possible duplicate of Get a life | You have no life – Callithumpian Jul 7 '11 at 11:49

The phrase is usually "get a life" rather than "get some life." The person who says this feels the person to whom it is said is wasting his or her time on something. Wikipedia has good examples:


Implied in the taunt is to act normal (whatever that is!) or mainstream.

  • I understood the level of insult by your explanation. :) Thank you. – Sagar R. Kothari Jul 7 '11 at 8:51
  • @Sagar: You're right in deciphering it as an insult, but he ended with "you stupid." That made his feelings clear - unfortunately for you. – JoseK Jul 7 '11 at 8:52

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