American grammar and accents "Took and got"

asked 2016-09-13 21:15:11 -0400

Hello! I work at a call center so I hear a lot of interesting American dialects. I took an interesting phone call today where the man was using an interesting way to describe events. "She took and got sick," or "Bob took and got his degree."

I've heard this sort of description a few times on a few different calls, is this a regional thing? He sounded easy coast, maybe from the New Jersey area.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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