• @someguy3
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    1093 days ago

    It’s his fault really, there’s no apostrophe.

  • @lugal
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    553 days ago

    Time flies like an arrow
    Fruit flies like a banana

  • @zweieuro
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    183 days ago

    Non native so maybe it just gets lost, but I don’t get it?

    Is the error that the possessive ‘s is missing at ‘dogs’ ? If so, then its plural… I don’t get it ^^’

    • Hossenfeffer
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      3 days ago

      Have you seen the bowl belonging to the dog? (The intended question of the asker. You’re right, it’s missing the possessive.)

      vs.

      Have you seen the dogs bowling? (The dad’s perfect misinterpretation.)

    • The Picard ManeuverOP
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      183 days ago

      Yes, they forgot the apostrophe, so the Dad took “Have you seen the dogs bowl?” to mean “Have you seen the dogs go bowling?”

      • @zweieuro
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        Oohhh OK, now I get it. I was missing that ‘bowl’ is short for bowling.

        • @[email protected]
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          12 days ago

          It’s not short for bowling (although it can be expressed like that too), it’s the infinitive form of the verb, to bowl. “Have you seen the birds fly?”

      • @samus12345
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        123 days ago

        While that gives the response more legitimacy, dads don’t actually care about the grammar and will make a smart ass response just based on how the question sounds.

    • @lugal
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      113 days ago

      You’re on the right track. The possessive 's is missing which would make it the bowl of the dog (as intended). The way it is written, “bowl” could be a verb as in “have you seen the dogs when they bowl”. Hope that makes sense and I’m a non native myself so not 100% sure myself

    • @[email protected]
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      33 days ago

      Yep, that’s it. This way “bowl” becomes a verb and the sentence means “Have you seen the dogs play bowling?”.

  • mad_asshatter
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    163 days ago

    If only there’d been an apostrophe…

  • @kinsnik
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    113 days ago

    at first i though this was talking about the Puppy Bowl that is broadcasted before the superb owl, and yes, it is something that everyone should watch

    • Aa!
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      63 days ago

      It used to be at the same time, so you’d have to choose between the two

      You know which one I was more interested in

      • @grue
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        13 days ago

        Wait, if it’s not providing a better alternative to the sportsball then what even is the point?