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(20) Wrong ’un
« on: January 30, 2024, 12:02:00 PM »
Wrong ’un

You're so nonchalant
You could get anyone you want
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un
He's got a record as long as your arm
Keep your distance and you won't get harmed
He's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride

You're kind and beautiful
You could have a man who's cool
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un

You got to know the way that I feel
You could get a better deal
And he's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride
« Last Edit: Today at 09:01:41 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 11:30:35 AM »
As a non native speaker (and reader) I never have seen or heard of "'  'un"  in any shape or form. No idea what it means. Is it slang for "them" ... "' 'em"?

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« Last Edit: January 31, 2024, 11:33:07 AM by Love Expresso »
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 12:20:02 PM »
It is "one" as in "He is a wrong one" maybe a bad person.
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 12:26:43 PM »
Typically used to describe a sex offender.

So you would say Harvey Weinstein is a wrong 'un. Or R Kelly is a wrong 'un.
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 12:32:49 PM »
Okay that helps, thank you very much. Don't know then why it should be about David.

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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2024, 12:46:26 PM »
Okay that helps, thank you very much. Don't know then why it should be about David.

You learn something new every day (especially with MK lyrics)

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I should say it's not only used to describe sex offenders, but that would be the most common usage in my experience.
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