Got a bit of

Pavel Pin

Senior Member
Telugu
A female dancer invites Johnny and offers him a drink:

Dancer: Do you want a drink?

Johnny: I think I better have, don't you? Got a bit of fucking catching up to do, huh?

What is the missing word before "got": I or you?
Source: Naked 1993
 
  • Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    I would say "We." ===> "I"
    We've got a bit of...(correctly stated)
    We got a bit of...(incorrect grammatically but probably how the character speaks)
     
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    Pavel Pin

    Senior Member
    Telugu
    Why not "I"?

    I think when answering Johnny says "I think I better have", referring to himself as being the one drinking, and therefore needing to catch up.
     
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    Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    I have edited my post above to respond "I."
    When I originally read the dialog, I understood that he was going to have a drink and talk with her ("catch up" on things).
    I realize now that, considering she is a dancer and he probably a customer, it's more likely that he just means he needs to catch up on drinks, not news!
    However, he could also mean that she needs to catch up--if they also the dancers to drink.
    I'm not sure that there's enough context to know for sure.

    Please tell us what happens right after that exchange.
    Does the dancer sit down with him and talk?
    Does the dancer drink? Has she been drinking?
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    He says I’ve got a bit of a catching-up to do. She’s already drunk.

    (She’s not a professional dancer, just someone Johnny has been watching dancing in her flat.)
     
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