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[–] [email protected] 109 points 2 days ago (1 children)

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

[–] [email protected] 36 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 34 points 2 days ago (2 children)

That's silly. It's dogs b'owl.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Only if the dogs have space worms.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Listen. If my dogs want space worms, I'm going to get them space worms.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

The ' is silent.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

m'bowl. Tips hat

[–] [email protected] 55 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago (1 children)

You'd think they'd like grapes more.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 days ago

Are you talking about fruit flies or time flies?

[–] [email protected] 22 points 2 days ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 days ago

Strike. Strike. Strike strike strike. Strike!

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Hey Nico, it's your dog, let's go bowling

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 days ago

Aw shit. Here we go again.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 days ago (4 children)

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 ^^'

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 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.)

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 days ago (2 children)

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

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 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.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (2 children)

Oohhh OK, now I get it. I was missing that 'bowl' is short for bowling.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 day 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?"

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

You could also read it as a vowel.

(in bowling) to roll a ball along a smooth surface during a game of bowls or bowling

(in Cricket) to throw a ball towards a batsman (= the player who hits the ball) using a vertical circular movement of the arm while running:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/bowl

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 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] 3 points 2 days ago

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

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[–] [email protected] 16 points 2 days ago (1 children)

If only there'd been an apostrophe....

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Dad saw this as a teachable moment.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

Dad, noticing the missing apostrophe

"Oh-ho, the game is afoot!"

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago (1 children)

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

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 days ago (1 children)

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

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 days ago

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