- “May I have….” / “Can I get….”
Anyone who says “Can I get…” in any establishment which isn’t self service should be slapped.
I was in a non-chain coffee shop recently and the youth in front of me in the queue said to the barista.
“Can I get a hot chocolate and a cookie please?”
The barista replied
“No, I have to pass them to you”.
I grinned heartily and tipped him well.Posted 3 months agodangeourbrainSubscriber
Oddly “can i get” doesn’t really bother me. (But maybe that’s because I’m not entirely sure it’s “wrong” see 2a and 3a from Miriam Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get and what with “may i have” being no more correct either when what you clearly mean is “please bring me”. You’re not asking permission, nor is it a quiz (you may but i don’t know, do you?) you’re requesting an action.
Can i get [brought to me] – yes, here you go.
May i have [please] – you have permission, yes.
Me and… On the other handPosted 3 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Can I get grates a bit, but ‘myself’ and ‘yourself’, etc. grip my turds.
“Tracy and myself were in Starbucks the other day, and like she said to the Barrista, like ‘can I get a skimmed milk cappafrappachoochoo’ and then turned to me and said ‘and for yourself?’ ”
GGGGAAAAARRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!Posted 3 months ago
and the problem is?
Said Friends-ism is a lot less piss-boiling than “… and the problem is … ?” or ” … and I should care because?” etc. Or that thing where people put “just” in the middle of a phrase and then repeat it – no, just no. And people saying language “evolves” yet all these irritating little fads fade away in a few years and the people that perpetrate them move on to the next. “Go for it”. Anybody remember that one? Obviously an evolutionary dead-end. I could care less.Posted 3 months agoads678Member
Swap out or change out does my head in, just say swap or change!!
“Regular” instead of “medium” does generate the urge to murder someone.
This annoys me as well, I went somewhere once and asked for a small something or other*, the person behind the counter actually said “oh, we only do regular or large”….I said, “I’ll have the smaller of the two then please”…..
*could have been a coffee or maybe a bacon butty!Posted 3 months ago
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