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#176819 - 05/10/08 07:33 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: callithump]  
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If you want people to eat with you, whether you all have your food or are going out somewhere, I would just say "Let's go eat lunch", and not worry about the "to" or "for" part. If you are definitely going out, you could use "Let's go get lunch", and if the food is already present and accounted for, "Let's eat!" works just fine. :0)

#176828 - 05/11/08 09:05 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: twosleepy]  
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From callit to lunch today.
"Let's go to lunch" or "Let's go for lunch"?

"let's do lunch"Ack, no! (dimissed by its author)
"Hello lunch".
catch or grab a bite
"go to lunch"
"let's have lunch"
"time for lunch"
"Lunch","Lunge!"
"Let's go eat lunch",
"Let's go get lunch",
"Let's eat!"

"Hm, lunch?"
"What about lunch today?" \:D

#176834 - 05/11/08 02:39 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: BranShea]  
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Lisp nerds might pose the question: (lunch-p). (There are functions called predicates in Lisp which traditionally have a p appended to the function name, e.g., list returns a list, but listp returns T or NIL.) Scheme uses a question mark.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#176844 - 05/11/08 05:43 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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#176849 - 05/11/08 09:27 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
Lisp nerds might pose the question: (lunch-p).


Can they really do it with only two parentheses?

#176852 - 05/11/08 09:58 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: Faldage]  
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Old Joke:

Provacator:What is the difference between a great tuna salad sandwich and great sex?

Naif: (i dunno... what?)

P: Let's DO Lunch...

Ah, I remember DOING LUNCH!


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#176863 - 05/12/08 01:00 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: of troy]  
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luncheon
1580, nonechenche "light mid-day meal," from none "noon" + schench "drink," from O.E. scenc, from scencan "pour out." Altered by northern Eng. dial. lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Sp. lonja "a slice," lit. "loin." When it first appeared, luncheon meant "thick piece, hunk;" sense of "light repast between mealtimes" is from 1652, esp. in ref. to an early afternoon meal eaten by those who have a noontime dinner. Type of restaurant called a luncheonette is attested from 1924, Amer.Eng. Slang phrase out to lunch "insane, stupid, clueless" first recorded 1955, on notion of being "not there."

Sliced luncheon sausage is a common ingredient in kids lunches
down these parts.

#176869 - 05/12/08 01:54 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: olly]  
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Hey are you trying for zmjezhd's position of chief etymologist?? \:o

Btw, wasnn't that a great try in the League Test the other day? Poor NZers - a valiant effort but no match for Aussie superiority!

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#176880 - 05/12/08 03:08 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: The Pook]  
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Not that it bothers me much, but this one and that one are totally incomprehensible to me. I must be naif and/or a foreigner.

> Lisp nerds might pose the question: (lunch-p). (There are functions called predicates in Lisp which traditionally have a p appended to the function name, e.g., list returns a list, but listp returns T or NIL.) Scheme uses a question mark.

> Old Joke:
Provacator:What is the difference between a great tuna salad sandwich and great sex?
Naif: (i dunno... what?)
P: Let's DO Lunch...
Ah, I remember DOING LUNCH!

#176883 - 05/12/08 03:19 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: BranShea]  
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>Not that it bothers me much, but this one and that one are totally incomprehensible to me. I must be naif and/or a foreigner.

it's not necessarily either (or both) of those things, Bran.

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