A dog walked onto the train while I was riding on the MRT this morning.
Can we say walk into the train?
I think that in AmE you would most likely hear something like, "A dog got on the train while ....." or "A dog hopped on the train while...." but any way you express it sounds like the front end to a joke as in: A mushroom walks into a bar and orders a drink but the bartender says, "I'm sorry, we don't serve mushrooms in here" and the mushroom says "Why not? I'm a fun-ghi."
Last edited by sitifan; 06-Apr-2012 at 07:15.
There are dozens of jokes that begin with the line, for example, "A man, dog, mushroom etc. walks into a bar" and when I saw the post "A dog walked onto a train etc.", it reminded me of the beginning (front end) of one of those jokes.
Why say any way you express it sounds like the front end to a joke?
Why not say the way you express it sounds like the front end to a joke