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SO's Mom did it again. Gawd she's funny.

On FB:
I hope that this problem doesn't effect plans for you coming down in May ..

We're taking a vacation in May?


Asked by feralxat at 3:34 PM on Feb. 4, 2013 in Relationships

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  • Oh man.
    Yeah, maybe she let the cat out of the bag.

    Although I was sort of cracking up about the theoretical semantic possibility for veiled/indirect snideness, given her use of "effect."

    Normal verb use would be "affect" which would mean to influence or impact (your travel plans.) The problem might affect your plans and interfere with them, causing you to change them. That would be disappointing. While "effect" used as a verb (rather than its more common usage as a noun) means causing something or bringing something about, so essentially her sentence as-is says "I hope that this problem doesn't cause you to come down in May." Or "I hope that this problem doesn't result in plans for you to visit." lol

    Obviously that is not what she meant, but having read "Gawd, she's funny" set me looking for anything funny or off about her comment.

    Answer by girlwithC at 9:19 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Evidently. Have a nice trip (in the opposite direction of course!)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:36 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Sounds like something my mother does

    We will see yo Sunday at Uncle XXXX (lives over a hour away)

    Since when were we planning on going there?

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:38 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • It sounds like she is having some memory problems.

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Oh don't you just love someone else taking care of vacation plans? Too bad they cannot over and pack.

    Answer by booklover545 at 1:18 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • lol

    Answer by AnonNdrag at 10:02 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I barely talk to the woman. SO e-mails her several times during the day.
    They have probably been planning this since baby was born.

    Vegas in May. Wish it could have been for March or April, kwim?

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 3:40 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • yeah- like remembering it was probably a surprise, lol

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 3:52 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • she is funny Girl

    she posted around xmas that i was getting a keurig

    so the day after xmas i was to SO, "Umm, so thats all the gifts"? but nervous as hell because I didnt want him to think i wasnt satisfied i showed him the CM post about it and he was like, "wow, mom's old, idk"lol


    and the subtle difference between affect and effect, lol I completely glossed over it



    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 9:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • What a cute way of asking you to come and see them. I hope you guys have a fun time and at least she is giving you plenty of time to talk about it and prepare. Have fun!

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 9:36 AM on Feb. 7, 2013