Kristen's Questions

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  • #35845
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    Poulet Frit
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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)

    #35846
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    Poulet Frit
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    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?

    #35850
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Those are perfect.

    #35851
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Can I call the one about Alexander Hamilton? I could go on an impromptu rant about the historical inaccuracies in the Broadway production.

    #35853
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    Masøn M.
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    That would be amazing…

    #35858
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    Poulet Frit
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    YES PLEASE!!!! I mini-rant about them all the time.

    #35859
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    Poulet Frit
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    Part 2 will be out later today. I’m compiling

    #35861
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Alrighty, I’ll see what I can do.

    #35863
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    Poulet Frit
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    This’ll be beautiful

    #35871
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    I’ll write a script later.

    #35874
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    Jeff Ross
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    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).

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    Masøn M.
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    All I could think about was Rhett and Link when I read that question lol…

    #35876
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    Poulet Frit
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    All I thought about was rhett and link when I asked the question

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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Oddly enough, Rhett and Link did not enter my thoughts when I read the question.

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    Poulet Frit
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    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?

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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    *you
    Excellent, those should also work well.

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    Poulet Frit
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    Thanks. It’s been a long day at work…

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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Haha you’re welcome.

    #35882
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Brooke will take the Sweet Tea question.

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    Poulet Frit
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    She better.

    #35884
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    *She’d

    #35885
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    Masøn M.
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    I’ve actually been pondering the the structure and makeup of a dream for the past week…

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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Well then…

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    Poulet Frit
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    She better answer that question.
    She’d better answer that question.

    Is the first one actually wrong? Is it a southern thing?? PLEASE EXPLAIN

    #35888
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    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.

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    Poulet Frit
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    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.

    #35890
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    True. Eh, English is a weird language. I could also be wrong. Or neither is correct. That is also possible.

    #35891
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    Poulet Frit
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    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)

    #35892
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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    *shrugs* Alrighty.
    I doubt those are the only things that you’re good at.

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    Jeff Ross
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    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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