I would like to get the meaning of this phrase
may/might as well:
is used to make an unenthusiastic suggestion : I've been dreading seeing the dentist, but I guess I might as well go and get it over with.
I know all places in the course are taken, but you may as well put your name down on the reserve list, just in case someone drops out.
2 used to indicate that a real situation AND a hypothetical situation are true :
"For American visitors seeking local information, this booklet might as well have been written in Serbo-Croatian."
Hence, it is used sarcastically.
Last edited by David L.; 21-Jun-2008 at 07:25.