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Old 10-27-2009, 09:49 AM
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Oh and I hate when people correct me for using the word "can".

"Can I use your restroom?"

"I don't know, can you?"

Come on, you know what I meant, why make it so difficult. I make sure I use "May I" because if I get the "IDK, can you?" response one more time....
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:59 AM
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Oh and I hate when people correct me for using the word "can".

"Can I use your restroom?"

"I don't know, can you?"

Come on, you know what I meant, why make it so difficult. I make sure I use "May I" because if I get the "IDK, can you?" response one more time....
Urgh.. My great grandad was a stickler for "Can".. In his words.. "Can is something metallic to store foodstuffs in"
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:04 AM
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LOL Gustav. My father would say, "Sure you can. I'm sure you're physically able. Do you want to know if I will allow you to?" LOL. So, I'd correct myself and say, "May I?" And he'd say, "Sure you may."

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Oh and I hate when people correct me for using the word "can".
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The point of language isn't to know what you mean. You could hold your hand over your peepee and cross your legs and someone would probably know what you meant and point you to the rest room.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:17 AM
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LOL Gustav. My father would say, "Sure you can. I'm sure you're physically able. Do you want to know if I will allow you to?" LOL. So, I'd correct myself and say, "May I?" And he'd say, "Sure you may."
Or it would be the response.. "I don't know, can you?"

Your father infact should have replied "Of course you may" if you really wanted to be a stickler.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:20 AM
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No, he meant, sure you can. In other words, sure, you're physically able...since that's what can means and that's what I asked. When I'd say it correctly, "May I"...meaning permission, then he'd say, "Sure, you may."
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:24 AM
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No, he meant, sure you can. In other words, sure, you're physically able...since that's what can means and that's what I asked. When I'd say it correctly, "May I"...meaning permission, then he'd say, "Sure, you may."
Ahh, but using "Sure" is an Americanism.. It's not something a British person would say.. I don't think I have ever used the word "Sure" as a permission in my life.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:24 AM
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Same as someone asking to borrow a stick of gum or a ciggie ! I don't want it back !
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:33 AM
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LOL Grammy.

Sure is actually incorrect. If you're going to use it, it should be "surely." I don't know if it's just an American thing. Don't the English say it? "Surely you jest." LOL. "Surely, you may use my bathroom." It just sort of emphasizes the permission...like "absolutely, you may." LOL.

My mother told me that when you're in someone's house, it's bathroom. When you're in a restaraunt or other public place, it's restroom. (Now, are those suppose to be two words or "can" I hook them together as one word?) See..some of those kinds of things throw me.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:35 AM
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My teacher just mispronounced a work that annoyed me. Geenisses. Not geniuses, but geenisses >.<
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:39 AM
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LOL Grammy.

Sure is actually incorrect. If you're going to use it, it should be "surely." I don't know if it's just an American thing. Don't the English say it? "Surely you jest." LOL.
No, we all use "Methinks one taketh the michael" I had to think about that one then, but no.. I would use surely on the end of a sentance.. Like for example.. "That ought be enough, surely" It's almost a rehtorical question, the way it is said.
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