Heard on "1000 Ways to Die":

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 26 17:02:46 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:01 AM,  <ronbutters at aol.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but that "should," as it were, be "only," so to speak, from the
point of view of the hostess

Well, IAC, it probably doesn't matter, anyway, as far as
communication, which is the whole purpose of language.

Gnome sane? ;-)

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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