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(Don’t judge. Usually only 2 people see them. Yes they are ridiculous…that’s the point. It’s your job to make them funny and play off of them)
Part 1: (questions that should raise a legit or ridiculous answers…or a debate)
How do you change the oil in a 1985 Toyota pickup truck?
What is the perfect bread to meat ratio of a sandwich?
Can you die from too much sweet tea?
Yellow, djion, ground, or spicy?
Who is Alexander Hamilton?
What is the dad joke to end all dad jokes?
Why is it called a duffelbag?
Is it illegal to cry if you don’t have a mullet?
Those are perfect.
Can I call the one about Alexander Hamilton? I could go on an impromptu rant about the historical inaccuracies in the Broadway production.
That would be amazing…
YES PLEASE!!!! I mini-rant about them all the time.
Part 2 will be out later today. I’m compiling
Alrighty, I’ll see what I can do.
This’ll be beautiful
I’ll write a script later.
I’d like to answer the duffelbag question, since it has an objective, researchable answer (and I’ve been wanting to answer it ever since I heard Rhett and Link ask it).
All I could think about was Rhett and Link when I read that question lol…
All I thought about was rhett and link when I asked the question
Oddly enough, Rhett and Link did not enter my thoughts when I read the question.
Part 2: (if I come up with more I’ll post them as a part 3)
Is it wrong to find people’s addresses on the Internet and mail them a Christmas card? If so…is it morally wrong or legally wrong? Does the answer change if it’s a homemade card that your drew?
Why is there a light in the fridge but not the freezer?
Why do toasters have a setting that burns the bread so bad it turns to ash? What kind of person uses that setting??
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
What’s the opposite of opposite?
Was an orange named after the color, or the color named after the fruit?
If a man is talking in the forest, and there are no women to hear him…is he still wrong? (Ok…sorry that one is mean)
How do dreams work?
Excellent, those should also work well.
Thanks. It’s been a long day at work…
Haha you’re welcome.
Brooke will take the Sweet Tea question.
I’ve actually been pondering the the structure and makeup of a dream for the past week…
She better answer that question.
She’d better answer that question.
Is the first one actually wrong? Is it a southern thing?? PLEASE EXPLAIN
I believe “she had better” is more proper, I’m not sure why. Jeff might be able to provide more insight into that than I can. No, it is not just a southern thing.
See, maybe its…how I think. But “she had better” is past tense. I’m speaking in the present/futureish tense.
Idk. Jeff…help because I don’t understand.
True. Eh, English is a weird language. I could also be wrong. Or neither is correct. That is also possible.
I did (very little) research. You are correct. I am not.
However, I never claim to be good at English…only taxes and math (depending on the math)
I doubt those are the only things that you’re good at.
I’ll do my best to explain this weird English construction:
The proper construction is “she had better” or “she’d better” instead of “she better” in formal contexts. However, “she better” is a perfectly acceptable informal American construction, derived from mishearing the contracted form. The reason is that “had” is the auxiliary verb and “better” is the adverb. When omitting “had”, “better” has to turn into the auxiliary verb, which is not usually the role of “better” in a sentence.
To be honest “she had better” is a rather odd construction in its own right, so “she better” is not going to draw the ire of most American grammarians. In spoken English, “she better” and “she’d better” are almost indistinguishable, so this is really only a written English issue.
The purpose of the construction is to provide advice in a specific instance. Sometimes people say “she’d best”, but that suggests slightly broader, vaguer advice than “she’d better”, which alludes to a specific choice. “I recommend” is for advice that is of a less consequential nature. For more general advice, the construction to use is “It is better to be” or “It would be best to”. If you’re expressing opinion rather than advice, say “I’d prefer her to” or “I’d rather she would” instead of “she’d better”. If talking about requirements rather than choices, say “she must” or “she has to” instead of “she’d better”.
To summarize: Kristen was within her right as an American writing in an informal context to say “she better” when advising Brooke on which question to answer. However, since there are Canadians and formal English writers involved with this Not-Forum, the rather polite thing to do is to write “she’d better”.
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