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Strange words & phrases & things in English

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CalicoSkies, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    I can explain that one, believe it or not. But I'm not sure anyone would want to read that post.
     
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    JamesE Strat-O-Master

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    It's correct in German.
     
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    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    It's also correct in English.
     
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    JamesE Strat-O-Master

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    Well, no, actually, because nobody says, "It is I"!
    Everyone says "It's me." But it isn't ME, it is I!

    Here's another one:
    "The Queen invited my wife and I to Buckingham Palace." WRONG!
     
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    "The car needs fixed." Before a couple of decades ago I had never heard that unprepossessing construction.
     
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    JamesE Strat-O-Master

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    It's Shakespeare - as in "To be or not to be?" The speaker decided "not".

    That's very interesting - it shows an incredible level of idleness, just leaving out words that can be filled in by the listener.
     
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