TV dialogue: "I paid for this and..."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 23 00:27:56 UTC 2014

"I'm bringing it!"

Yet, in the scene, given that the object is already present in and a part
of that scene, the speaker is clearly *taking* it.

Well, why not get rid of every unnecessary distinction in the language?
Does it actually *matter* whether a person uses "bring" or "take," in the
real world, any more than it matters whether a person is an "actor" or an
"actress," when either can simply be referred to as an "actress"?

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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