I don’t take—I mean, get—it

Dirk the Daring sent:

Mitch suggests that perhaps supposing the absence of showering has not gone as unnoticed as purple-ring person supposes, but that seems pretty weak. He also commented on “get a shower, wondering if it was Canadian.

I spent 17 years growing up in Canada, as the son of a linguist, and am pretty aware of Canadianisms in general—although since those were my formative years, I occasionally use one without thinking, and have to explain to Americans what I mean. I never heard “get a shower” there, but it is the kind of thing that British English does differently. I work with a number of Brits and hear “different to” where an American would say “different from” every day, and it’s always jarring.

Couple of links on that topic:
https://www.reddit.com/r/grammar/comments/30s88c/is_it_take_a_shower_or_get_a_shower/

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-get-a-shower-or-take-a-shower

https://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc/topic/get-a-shower

I know, you’re thinking “Get a life”. Better than “Take a life”, I guess!