By LaRae17 - 04/08/2010 14:40 - United States
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Well maybe the dad figured if she was at the kids school she should be out of school. I mean most sixteen year olds I know aren't at elementary schools during school hours. And college students wanting to be teachers work with elementary school kids all the time. Which, in the kids dads mind, would put her in that 21-23 age group. And not all parents wait to have kids. maybe he's like 25. Which would make his logic perfectly reasonable and not pedobear-ish.
YDI for going to an elementary school for volunteer work. You were asked to read to a group of kids during one of the classes. Before you started reading, a girl raised her had and asked you if you had a boyfriend and if you were single. You asked her why and she said "My daddy wanted to know." You're 16.
It is creepy but not an FML. just take the compliment! I guess I can't understand how girls think about a lot of things. If a hot mom in her 30s wanted to know about me when I was 16, I would have thought that was the coolest. Even if he's just a creepy old dad, maybe you look mature for your age or are just really hot despite being young. It could only be a good thing.
Skroal? I am wondering if you have any friends at all? I really doubt it. I know I know your answer will be that you do not understand the language I am talking in or something lame like that. You would get better results if you ever decided to act like a mature person. I doubt you even know how to be mature. I guess I won't worry about you too much because you will get board soon and go away.
It sounds weird to say "a" if you're saying "eff em ell." I think it's because even though F is a consonant, the pronunciation of the letter F starts with the e sound. "An" is used before words that start with a vowel and "a" for words that start with a consonant. At least, that's what I figure. xD OP: On the bright side, at least he thinks you're attractive! Edit: I posted this before I saw that #70 had posted, not trying to be repetetive.
This is such a pointless argument but, if you were saying "a fuck my life" then it would definitely be "a"... however they are saying "an FML," and they're saying the letters, not the words they stand for... therefore it would be "an." I'm not gonna bet my life I'm right, but it makes a lot of sense doesn't it? :o
"An FML" is correct. From the Lynch Guide to Grammar and Style: A/AN Use an in place of a when it precedes a vowel sound, not just a vowel. That means it's "an honor" (the h is silent), but "a UFO" (because it's pronounced yoo eff oh). Most of the confusion with a or an arises from acronyms and other abbreviations: some people think it's wrong to use an in front of an abbreviation like "MRI" because "an" can only go before vowels. Not so: the sound, not the letter, is what matters. Because you pronounce it "em ar eye," it's "an MRI." One tricky case comes up from time to time: is it "a historic occasion" or "an historic occasion"? Some speakers favor the latter — more British than American speakers, but you'll find them in both places — using an on longish words (three or more syllables) beginning with h, where the first syllable isn't accented. They'd say, for instance, "a hístory textbook" (accent on the first syllable) but "an históric event." (Likewise "a hábit" but "an habítual offender," "a hýpothetical question" but "an hypóthesis.") Still, most guides prefer a before any h that's sounded: "a historic occasion," "a hysterical joke," "a habitual offender" — but "an honor" and "an hour" because those h's aren't sounded.