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I'm from the UK.

Is the phrase 'give me a shout' meaning 'let me know' or 'call me' used in the States?
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  • Profile picture of the author chimichanga
    It is, but for a brief second I thought I read "give me a shout-out", as to say give me some publicity LOL. I'm sure you're familiar with 'shoutouts' in the social media realm.
    To get to your question, 'give me a shout' does convey what you're trying to say, it works.
    If you want to sound edgy or hip, say 'holler at me'.
    'Get at me'
    'Shoot me a pm'
    'hit me up'
    'reach me at...'
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi AGS,

    Both. Plus, it can mean "email me" or pretty much any means of communication.

    As noted, "holla at me" is edgy and current but should be used if you feel clear and comfy with doing it. This is code for; no worries if you're an old white Brit and use it with clarity because you can pull it off, *but* if you're straight out of 10 Downing Street it make create a disconnect to the more tolerant, or appear to the more fiery as flat out douchey LOL

    Just one unapologetic American's take (joking of course).

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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    "Give me a shout" means "contact me".
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  • Profile picture of the author DripRevenue
    If someone tells me to "give them a shout," I'm going to assume that they mean "if you need anything, let me know."
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  • Profile picture of the author SimonWard
    It's an informal way of saying 'DM me' in the real world.

    It also denounces that you genuinely wish to further engage in conversation with your interlocutor, as in: You wouldn't say give me a shout to an unimportant person in your life.

    I would even put it above 'call me' and 'lets keep in touch', since these are both very staple and commonly used colloquialisms.

    Give me a shout is the type of phrase you use while looking someone in the eye and imho, it has a lot of value, if being directed towards me.
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  • Profile picture of the author philerup
    Probably best not to use it in that context. Us Americans are not very multilingual.
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  • Profile picture of the author dylansmith22
    It's like calling someone's attention or get in touch with me.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What about hollaback?

    ...or cash me outside howbow dah?



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  • Profile picture of the author RTC01
    It is an informal way of saying that, yes.

    As for cash me outside howbow dah?

    That means you want to fight someone in the parking lot. So be careful.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by RTC01 View Post

      As for cash me outside howbow dah?

      That means you want to fight someone in the parking lot. So be careful.


      What about come at me brah?
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    "Gimme a holler." Believe it or not, it's what we say in S. Philly. :-) Sounds more appropriate for S. Carolina.
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  • Profile picture of the author emmacoggins
    it's mean contact me
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  • Profile picture of the author rwizz99
    It means, "hey, I'm here for you, I want to hear from you, let's stay in contact"
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  • Originally Posted by applegreensnake View Post

    I'm from the UK.

    Is the phrase 'give me a shout' meaning 'let me know' or 'call me' used in the States?
    If someone said this to me in the US, I would likely think they means a shout out on social media.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author PurePay
    I would say it is for sure a give me a call
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