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Old 09-25-2008, 09:36 PM   #71
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I don't understand this one. 37 more would be a bit ridiculous, but it would be perfectly reasonable to think there might be 2 more getting out of the car, or maybe another couple is meeting you at the restaurant or any number of other situations where not ever member of the party shows up at the same exact moment.
It was intended to be ridiculous, as the reservation was for two. The Hostess should have a list!

Then there's that expression "Beating a dead horse". The horse is already dead. Why bother.

ETA: GB, thought it was a given. :-p

Hey some things bug you'all, & don't bother me.

Apparently my editing does.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #72
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It was intended to be ridiculous, as the reservation was for two. The Hostess should have a list!

Then there's that expression "Beating a dead horse". The horse is already dead.
It would have helped if you mentioned that you had a reservation. I turn my ESP off at night so I had no way of knowing that is what you were getting at
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Thought of another. When a host or hostess at a resturant asks "Will there be two for dinner"? Well, there are only two of us standing in front of him/her. I whispered to my friend, "No. There are 37. The rest are getting out of their cars."
The hostess has no way of knowing whether you will be meeting others at your table, as we often do, or someone else may be parking the car so she is correct in asking "will there be two for dinner."
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It's all a plot by some unseen space alien, trying to make sure we never leave where we live. If we are irked enough by other's regional differences, we will stay put, making us more vulnerable to attack!

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Old 09-25-2008, 09:44 PM   #75
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barbara, youz is being goofy!!!
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Would I do that?

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nah. you'd just lend us a reason to grin, instead!!!
i love regional differences- so neat how we share language differences, understand others, without studying or stuff.
we interprt more often correctly than not.
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I knew I would remember it: Tens-of-Thousands - or - Tens-of-Hundreds

Many times - the tens is only one tens plus change.

I have no problem with regional dialects. In fact - I get a kick out of some of them ... like when Emeril says STIR .... it comes out sounding like STEAR.
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I absolutely love the various dialects and regional sayings all through the world! One of my favorite classes in college was Linguistics, for that reason. I think language is fascinating.

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I hate when people say WaRshington instead of Washington.
lol. You weren't referring to John McCain, by chance, were you?
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