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Old Jun 13th 2014, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Well, yes. That'll be the grey hair of course, when it's grown in a bit ...
Singular?
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Old Jun 13th 2014, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Well, yes. That'll be the grey hair of course, when it's grown in a bit ...
Yes, they stop asking to see your ID when it starts sprouting out of your pants.
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Originally Posted by Bob
Yes, they stop asking to see your ID when it starts sprouting out of your pants.
Pants? ..... Surely you mean "ears"?
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Amusing story, more like WTF elderly drivers from anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Beaverstate
Amusing story, more like WTF elderly drivers from anywhere.
It was treating it as a photo opportunity that was really wtf.
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People saying "Let me get x, y,. z. " at service counters. As if someone is preventing them from getting it. I believe they think it's more polite form than saying "Give me x yz"
I dunno, the wording just annoys me, I feel like saying "sir, are you not ABLE to get it?" or "do you need permission?"but I keep my mouth shut.
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Originally Posted by jmood
People saying "Let me get x, y,. z. " at service counters. As if someone is preventing them from getting it. I believe they think it's more polite form than saying "Give me x yz"
I dunno, the wording just annoys me, I feel like saying "sir, are you not ABLE to get it?" or "do you need permission?"but I keep my mouth shut.
It sounds sort of biblical.
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Originally Posted by Beaverstate
Amusing story, more like WTF elderly drivers from anywhere.
when you start buying your pants by chest size it's time to review your driving ability....
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Originally Posted by jmood
People saying "Let me get x, y,. z. " at service counters. As if someone is preventing them from getting it. I believe they think it's more polite form than saying "Give me x yz"
I dunno, the wording just annoys me, I feel like saying "sir, are you not ABLE to get it?" or "do you need permission?"but I keep my mouth shut.
Give me would be considered rude, and main reason why most don't say it. It was taught in schools (when I was young anyhow) to say give me when asking for something, always may I have, or let me have and such.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
It sounds sort of biblical.
Indeed....
'specially when y'all bloody well Cain
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Old Jun 28th 2014, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
It was taught in schools (when I was young anyhow) to say give me when asking for something,
I may have misunderstood the above - as I cropped the sentence - but really, the above was taught to you?

I do hear some Americans say "give me x y z"
I always use "can I please have". And it's on auto-pilot.
It seems obvious to me though, regardless of whether in US or UK, as the meaning of the words are the same in either place.
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Old Jun 28th 2014, 2:41 pm
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Could be misunderstood.

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