I think we all have that one person that we never truly get over, that we still think about right before bed every night, or you will always jump at a chance to talk to even though you know you shouldn’t talk to, or the first person you think of whenever you’re drunk.
- student: can i borrow a pencil
- teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
- student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning, being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious
It’s for science!