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    #1

    Cool The longest waiter to work here?

    Hello amigos!

    John is the longest waiter to work here.

    What does it mean? he´s the tallest waiter there?

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    Sam

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    #2

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    No, it means he has been working there for a long time more than anybody else.

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    #3

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    But it's terrible phrasing!

    John is the waiter who has been working here the longest.

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    #4

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    Sorry..
    I was supposed to say 'John is the waiter who has been working here the longest.' but I didn't (thinking that he wouldn't get it since it was the manner the given sentence was constructed.)
    So I tried to rephrase it in a way (I thought) he would understand.

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    #5

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    Sorry, I didn't mean yours!

    I mean the original.

    (I hope I didn't cause offense. I'm very sorry.)

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    #6

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    Forgiven even before you apologized.
    Hey, Barb, always correct me, okay? I'd love that.
    I had stayed in the US from 1-year old til 8 but I have been in the Philippines for the past twelve years so my grammar has not been that good.

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    #7

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    But be assured, if I was "correcting" a fellow poster, I would say something like "I would say it another way" not "Gosh, that was awful!"

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    #8

    Re: The longest waiter to work here?

    AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! that made me laugh sooooooooooooo hard!!!
    Okay.. All right. thanks again!

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