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comment When should “no problem” replace “you're welcome” as a response to “thank you”?
@BraddSzonye I don't necessarily disagree as there's an awful lot of room for gray area interpretation. But I think it's easier to take it one way rather than the other when the effort undertaken was clearly a great deal vs. just a polite thoughtful thing that didn't expend a ton of effort. Speaking as a sometimes awkward nerd raised by Norwegian immigrants, I have definitely offended when the intent was humility at times. Sometimes it's better to acknowledge the effort and that they were the reason you were happy to undertake it. But as I said, few would take either the wrong way.
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answered When should “no problem” replace “you're welcome” as a response to “thank you”?
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comment Whoever had the lice, they're dead now
I didn't say dumb wasn't funny.
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comment Whoever had the lice, they're dead now
Is pronoun ambiguity covered by grammar rules? I always thought of it as more of a craft-of-writing concern.
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comment Whoever had the lice, they're dead now
It's a dumb way to express the idea because of the ambiguity. Haven't seen that one but if they did one of their dramatic focus routines with that line, then yes, I'd say they were finding humor in language mechanics if not grammar.
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comment Whoever had the lice, they're dead now
Fair enough and edited. *shakes fist at English teacher from 20 years ago. I still don't think "they're" could be used to refer to "whatever" however.
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answered Whoever had the lice, they're dead now
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comment What is a gender-neutral alternative to the expression “man-days”?
Historic or herstoric etymology? Aiggh, the pain! Why did I do that? Why am I hitting ent...
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comment What do you call a person who has never done anything wrong in their life?
I'm more cynical. I was going to say "stillborn."