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    Wonderful conversation going on here between a group of septagenerians (sp?).

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    Nearly, septuagenarian.
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    I was in a pub recently when the only other occupants of the pub at a nearby table were clearly the new owner/management of The Wenlock Arms, and they were discussing their future plans for the pub. My notes on the pub I was in were quite sparse as I couldn't help overhearing their conversation and it was more interesting than what I was trying to write! I felt quite heartened by the time I left.

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    Drifting slightly, unless you were in a pub frequented by Splodgenessabounds, saying "two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please" was deemed a perfectly reasonable way of commencing proceedings. Then came the need to preface it with "can I get" and the requirement of many to use the word 'like' at least two times per subordinate clause. Lately it appears we must preface every sentence with "so". So nowadays, you hear people saying "So like can I get like two bottles of like Corona with the like lime in and some like stuffed olives please?" Splodgenessabounds would never have written their song today.

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    Nick.

    Thank you. "Can I get" makes my blood boil, I'd love to be serving and say "No You "F*^"&*Ng can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post

    "Can I get" makes my blood boil
    Indeed, but not so much as catching myself saying it!
    Oh, the shame, when that somehow inveigles its way into my bar vocabulary. Be speech vigilant tm!

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    Couple overheard telling friends about their weekend away "York was beautifull , lots of old narrow streets and quaint old pubs selling that old fashioned real ale , glad to be back could`nt get a decent pint of Carling cold anywhere !"
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    Man next to me in Little B in Sale, handing a pint, with over one inch of head, back to barmaid,
    "Will you give me a top up please."

    Barmaid, handing it back
    "Can you drink some of the froth off it first!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    Nick.

    Thank you. "Can I get" makes my blood boil, I'd love to be serving and say "No You "F*^"&*Ng can't.
    A perfectly acceptable response I've heard is "No you can't, but if you'd like one I could get it for you"
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    The 'trouble and strife' and I once sat behind this young couple, deep in conversation. Overhearing such snippets 'as teaching you different techniques' and the girl pleading for her man to be gentle with her, we were convinced they were talking about sex. After five minutes or so of hilarious misunderstanding, we finally realised they were talking about karate!
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