Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > On Language & Literature

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-10-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,874
Default Get on/Get in/Get off/Get out

It's always entertaining to have guests from other lands/languages around the house. It never fails that we discover yet another English oddity. Tonight's fun:

You get INTO the car but ONTO every other form of transportation I can think of offhand. Biciycle, horse, train, plane, boat.

Then we got onto the subject of "put on vs take off", which led to "take on vs put off" and thence to "Another comic doing a take off on XXX? You must be putting me on."

Steve Rindsberg
and stuff
Steve Rindsberg is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.