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up for, or down for?


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What's the difference between up for it and down for it?
 
 
Actually, being 'up' or 'down' for it means the same because 'being for it' is directionless. It just simply communicates an assertion of a decision made. It is comparable to how, in the English language, the words 'flammable' and 'inflammable', though seemingly opposite, actually have the same meaning.May 2, 2022

 

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43 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

The first is English, the latter an American slang.  Both work. 

The first is more proper, I feel, and more optimistic-sounding.  The kids are more likely to be down for something, at least that is what I feel.

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1 minute ago, Randomguy said:

The first is more proper, I feel, and more optimistic-sounding.  The kids are more likely to be down for something, at least that is what I feel.

Kids?  Being “down” for something has been a SoCal slang for decades.  It’s so old that people of my generation say it, not my kids! 

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2 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

Being “down” for something has been a SoCal slang for decades.

Everywhere else, too.  I still don't say it much, usually I am more up for something.  Like Wilbur says, same meaning, but one just sounds better to me.

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