Heard on "1000 Ways to Die":

Ron butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Thu Jan 26 14:01:31 UTC 2012

Maybe he WAS bringing her to dinner, not taking her to dinner. That is, maybe he was invited and given a choice of who his partner could be, understanding that the invitation was extended to him and whomever he chose to accompany him.

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On Jan 25, 2012, at 11:26 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> The narrator:
> "If Diane could have responded to her last message, it would have
> _went_ something like this…"
> Apparently, when this episode was being prepared, no one noticed
> anything at all strange about the (mis)use of "went."
> Of course, as far as the semantics, it matters not.
> Speaking of dying, if not already dead, distinctions, a lot of people
> don't bother with that between _bring_ and _take_.
> Deena of Jersey Shore, a tweet quoted in Star:
> "Hes bringing me to dinner."
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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