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I saw this on a t-shirt one of my friends is about to make for a sports event.

Let’s get rock (or "rocks", I am not sure).

And there is a dirt bike on it too.

The event is dirt bike racing, my friend is Hungarian just like me and he does not speak English well. Therefore I don't think it is figurative or a word play. My worry is that it is a mistake. That is why I wanted to ask native speakers after having browsed the internet to find something similar.

What does "let’s get rocks" mean? It does not sound right to me. Any thoughts on it?

  • Where was the shirt bought? It's pretty common for foreign companies to put nonsense English phrases (and for American companies to put nonsense phrases from other languages) on shirts. – The Photon Sep 15 '18 at 6:16
  • That is the thing. My friend got a company to design and make it. But i dont know yet who’s idea the text was. – Miki Sep 15 '18 at 6:20
  • "Let's Rock" is a common expression encouraging people to do something exciting. "Let's get rock" is the kind of nonsense people write on a tee shirt when they don't speak English well. – The Photon Sep 15 '18 at 6:29
  • It should be: Let's get our rocks off. :) As is, it's gibberish. Typically, riding a dirt bike is a way to get your rocks off. I'll let you look that up. That sounds dirty the way it should. Get it? Dirt bikes, dirty? – Lambie Oct 23 '18 at 19:14
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Your friend's expression

Let's get rocks

is a little nonsensical in relation to dirt bikes, unless it was possibly

Let's get Rocks

Since Behind the Rocks or possibly Hartman Rocks are a well know group of dirt bike trails, but that would make it more site specific.

A possible alternative your friend might have meant is

Let's get rocking

which has the same meaning as

Let's rock

which means to get going and participate in an event.

Unless he really meant a reference to an alternative lifestyle in which

Let's get rocks

has the slang meaning of

Let's get drugs

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