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    Waitress 1 The beef stew at table 11 wants the bill.
    Waitress 2 Ok, I'll get it.

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    Waitress: Are you the fish?
    Customer: No, my husband is.

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    Did the husband have fish for dinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izabela
    Did the husband have fish for dinner?
    Exactly! Well done!!

    Another:


    Bank clerk 1: The grey suit is complaining again.

    Bank clerk 2: Charcoal or slate?

    Bank clerk 1: Slate.

    Bank clerk 2: Again?

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    i think it is very funny the sentence. well it is correct and incorrect depending how you view the sentence.

    ok beefstew maybe just for scaratism that guy is considered to be the beef stew.-- maybe he does look like one. hee hee


    incorrect if you mean that guy ordered a beef stew and wants the bill now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    i think it is very funny the sentence. well it is correct and incorrect depending how you view the sentence.

    ok beefstew maybe just for scaratism that guy is considered to be the beef stew.-- maybe he does look like one. hee hee


    incorrect if you mean that guy ordered a beef stew and wants the bill now.
    Not incorrect at all, in context. Many waiters call customers by either the name of the thing the ordered or by table number. No sarcasm intended.

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    You are what you eat.


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    hee hee good one ronbee.

    i know that it is not really common in canada for waiter or waitress to call ppl by what they eat.


    hmm i am wondering does british english call ppl by wat they eat? or american english

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    You are what you eat.

    In that case, call me Elephant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    hee hee good one ronbee.

    i know that it is not really common in canada for waiter or waitress to call ppl by what they eat.


    hmm i am wondering does british english call ppl by wat they eat? or american english
    I don't know about the Brits, but I wouldn't be surprised. That kind of lingo is used in the restaurant biz as a shorthand to help servers remember who gets what.


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    In that case, call me Elephant.

    Okay, big guy.


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