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Reply Sun 12 Jan, 2014 12:21 am
Situation:

Sitting at the same table are several people who are friends. At the same time two of them say 'can someone pass me the water'. If one of them, courteous enough, wants to let the other have the water first, what should he say? Can this?:

-You can have it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jan, 2014 04:47 am
Yes, one could say that. More likely, one would say "Go ahead."
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jan, 2014 10:54 am
@WBYeats,

He could say, "After you, please."
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jan, 2014 11:45 am
@WBYeats,
"Be my guest' with appropriate gesture
"Better you than me"
"Age before beauty"
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 03:04 am
Thank you~

But what do these mean?

-"Better you than me"
"Age before beauty"
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 03:15 am
@WBYeats,
Actually, I'm not sure either is strictly appropriate if you are intending to be polite.

If someone injures himself, you might say "Better you than me".

"Age before beauty" sort of implies you are giving some priority to someone because they are old.

If someone yields to another saying age before beauty, the standard response is "Pearls before swine", and go right ahead with whatever you want to do.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 09:17 am
Thank you~
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 12:25 pm
@WBYeats,
Quote:
But what do these mean?
Thanks to Rog for expl. They are oft used facetiously
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 03:08 pm
@dalehileman,
Sometimes, but you better be aware of the possibility of being misunderstood.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 05:53 pm
@roger,
Yea Rog, I hope to tellya
anonymously99stwin
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 06:17 pm
@dalehileman,
I don't understand you women.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 06:28 pm
@dalehileman,
Oh, isn't he cute?
anonymously99stwin
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2014 06:34 pm
@roger,
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2014 12:38 pm
@anonymously99stwin,
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I don't understand you women.
Again Twin what makes you suppose I'm fem
anonymously99stwin
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2014 01:03 pm
@dalehileman,
You play so much. Wink
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