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    Do you get it?

    Do you find it easy to understand this anecdote?
    “A businessman went to Boston for a convention. One night, when he finished early, he decided to find a restaurant that served scrod, a Massachusetts dish. He got into a taxi, and said to the driver: "Do you know any places around here where I can get scrod?" And the driver said: "Sure, I know a couple. But I must confess, I never heard that question in pluperfect subjunctive before"
    I couldn’t till I got a hint, but when I did it turned out smashingly hilarious.

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    Re: Do you get it?

    The meaning is quite obvious, although there is no pluperfect subjunctive in that sentence.

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    Re: Do you get it?

    Wasn’t it a little bit funny to hear such big words from a cab driver who should have been a semi-literate emigrant?

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    Re: Do you get it?

    It would have been hilarious if the driver identified the form correctly. E.g. "But I must confess I have never heard this particular past participle form of that verb."

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