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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Can I vs. May I

I don't know about any of you, but I hate it when people are such sticklers for the difference between "Can I?" and "May I?" For example....

Person 1: Can I go to the bathroom?

Person 2: Well, I certainly hope so; that would be a problem if you couldn't.

Person 1: ...#$&@ you.

It's not that big of a deal! "Can I?" and "May I?" both work! So, in retaliation, I have a couple of comics that I found online... As always, don't forget that you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them! (They might be too hard to read if you don't).


  1. I know. It's seriously not a big deal.

  2. Secondary modal form?

    I love how you English majoring Lit. chicks have a have a whole semi-private language to define language ;)

  3. Grrr... I know so many people who pull me up on this. Do you understand what I'm asking of you? Good. Then my language is fine.


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