What does this sentence mean? For me, it's more like "He is capable of opening a can," but according to some, it's not that simple. What does it exactly mean?
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
Nice sentence playing with words!
The first "can" means "able to", or "He is able to can a can."
The third "can" refers a container for storing food, rubbish, etc.
So, the sentence can be explained:
All, substituted with the word "can" for a humorous effect.
"He can can a can" means:
Free dictionary gives some slang definitions of can. Among them are
Please derive the "not so simple" meaning of the title phrase yourself. Oh yeah, first "can" is really an "is able" version.
A: Hello, what do you have here?
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Apr 3 '12 at 8:03
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?