Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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gudo.glynn

Member Since

September 11, 2009

Total number of comments

3

Total number of votes received

7

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Fetch Referring to People?

  • September 21, 2009, 12:59pm

Porsche, I know what the definition of fetch is and I know that bosses give commands.

Yes, saying "please" before "fetch" would make it better received... but so would putting garnish and ketchup on a plate of horse manure.

It's not what you say. Its how you say it.

I'm sure there are plenty of settings where the word can be used with no harm.

Fetch Referring to People?

  • September 11, 2009, 1:05pm

@jeremiah first.. the reason you brought it up, is because of your friend's statement that addressed a boss saying "go fetch" someone.

the meaning does not change at all whether using go fetch for a dog or human.. in both cases it's a command.
a change in meaning would be to say, something like.. "that woman is fetching" meaning she's foine.

regardless if it's someone or something, it is still not a well received command in most settings

Fetch Referring to People?

  • September 11, 2009, 12:41am

It's not an issue of definition. You don't go around calling happy people gay just for the sake of Webster's.

Tell people to "go fetch" in your daily dealings with them.. and see how they respond.