Bet you ten bucks against fifteen I can throw you.

oh_seoul

Member
Korea
“Let's wrestle. Bet you ten bucks against fifteen I can throw you. Come on!”


In this sentence, who will get the ten bucks?
Speaker or listener ?

It's confusing to me since I am not a native English speaker.
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    It's not the usual way I've heard it, either, but I would assume the same thing natkretep did. I'm more used to hearing something like "5 will get you 10", which in this case would be "10 will get you 15". That would mean "If you bet me $10 that I can't throw you and I can't, you win $15; if I throw you, I get $10."

    Now that I write it out, though, it seems like it might be the other way around. The speaker is betting $10 against $15 that he can throw the other guy. If he throws him he gets $15. If he can't throw him he loses $10.
     
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