Substituting fries for onion rings debate

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  1. sunnylee macrumors newbie

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    If someone told you that they wanted you to substitute their fries for onion rings in an order, what does that mean to you? Having no prior knowledge of the situation (if they had fries or onion rings to begin with) what would you initially think?
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I'd think they want onion rings instead of fries......:confused:
     
  3. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    they want onion rings instead of fries.. although onion rings tend to bring an upcharge, which blows.
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    It means that the package will be dropped off at the corner of 8th and Walnut. Allow the man with the green hat to pass the location before you make the pick up. We're all counting on you.
     
  5. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I must say, I'm really curious as to what the OP is getting at here. :confused:
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is this like asking if a girl likes to play softball?
     
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    I thought I clicked on another waloshin thread. :confused:
     
  8. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    I'd venture that this chick likes onions, to say the least.
     
  9. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I like onion rings myself, never thought of asking to substitute them though.

    *wants onion rings*
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, why would you think anything else?
     
  11. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    What about if someone eats fries half the time, but substitutes onion rings the rest of the time? What then? I mean, with no prior knowledge of the situation.
     
  12. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    I think what the OP meant to say is "substitute fries for onion rings" instead of "substitute their fries for onion rings."

    The latter is clear-cut, but the former can be a bit ambiguous, and in the former it is hard to tell what the person is wanting to swap out if you don't know what they currently have.
     
  13. sunnylee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i meant fries for onion rings.

    But I was discussing this with some of my co workers and when asking around, its basically been half and half... I guess its just ambiguous, but one of my professors said that he thought older generations would choose the fries... but he's British and on point with his English so idk!
     
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    Its the "go" phrase some members have been waiting for. The chair is against the wall. John has a long moustache.
     
  15. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Not at Sonic! Fries, rings, or tots - same price!

    And cherry vanilla Diet Coke! *mmmm*
     
  16. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you want to substitute fries FOR onion rings, you are asking for fries.
    If you want to substitute fries WITH onion rings, you are asking for onion rings.

    If you are spending time replying to this you have too much free time (umm...I gotta go do something productive now).
     
  17. Melrose Suspended

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    I'm wondering what the onion rings are for...

    I always thought they were more. Fries are El Cheapo.
     
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    Well, first I would think What the f**k do I look like, a waiter?
    But then realizing that I have legs I would walk away and call mental institution to see if it had any runaways. :rolleyes:
     
  20. renewed macrumors 68040

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    If they say "substitute their fries for onion rings" it means they want onion rings instead of fries.

    If they say "substitute fries for the onion rings" then it could mean they want fries instead of onion rings.
     
  21. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Here's an easy way to get around this situation:

    "Can I have onion rings instead of fries?"
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no no no, that makes too much sense. we can't have that here
     
  23. sunnylee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ha of course not..
     
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