Getting a phone sex zeugmoid

From an ad for phone sex at the beginning of Vivid Video gay porn compilations, a promise of hot horny guys out there for you (if you’re a gay man):

They’re all waiting to
get you on the phone,
get it out of your jeans,
get it on with you,
and get you off.

An elaborate VP zeugmoid, with get used in four different ways, the last two in sexual idioms (get it on with s.o., get s.o. off). As a bonus, the middle two have it used in two different ways — referentially, with it referring to a penis, and then non-referentially. Finally, there’s the onoff contrast in the last two, and the repetition of the 2sg pronoun all the way through, but with varying syntactic function (direct object, possessive modifier, object of preposition, then direct object again). Also notice the balanced direct objects: you, it, it, you.

The ad as a whole is pretty crude, but this bit shows some real style and verbal playfulness.

2 Responses to “Getting a phone sex zeugmoid”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Dean Allemang asks on Facebook: “Isn’t the Manhunt slogan, “Get on, Get off” a very simple zeugmoid example?”

    That’s Manhunt (or MANHUNT) the “gay dating, chat and hookups” site (“If he’s out there, he’s on here”). And yes, its slogan, “Get on, get off”, is indeed a zeugmoid, as compact a zeugmoid as you could ask for.

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