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    Say when

    When we're pouring someone some drink, we usually ask "say when". What's the typical answer to this phrase "say when".

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    Re: Say when

    Quote Originally Posted by English Freak View Post
    When we're pouring someone some drink, we usually ask "say when". What's the typical answer to this phrase "say when".
    Mine would be "Fill 'er up!" But seriously, many would say "when".

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    Re: Say when

    As a joke we say "when" but in reality most people say "OK" or "that's enough"

    Not a teacher -- AmE native

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    Re: Say when

    I say "when."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Say when

    "When"

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    Re: Say when

    It actually means something like 'Say (something appropriate) at the point at which I should stop pouring', so the logical/serious answer is, of course, "Stop!"/"Enough!" (etc.)

    Humorously, however, many will intentionally misinterpret the instruction as 'Say (the word) "when"', and therefore simply reply "when".

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    #7

    Re: Say when

    How about whoa?

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