By SickMaMa - 09/12/2014 22:39 - United States - Cortland
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so "your daughter" seems to be rather "your daughter". (oh english, you wonderful language, always so precise)
I'm fine, thank you for worrying about my life. I have no problem to admit that english isn't my mother language, so showing so much care you can probably teach me how to say that it's not only her daughter but their daughter. afaik "your" can be both singular and plural. I know... a cheap joke, and even worse when it has to be explained...
I'm assuming that because #8's native language isn't English, he's referring to the fact that in English our "your" doesn't specify whether it's plural or singular (which it can and it's the same with "you"). Whereas, in many other languages, it does specify. Spanish for example: you (singular) = tu and you (plural) = ustedes. So I can kind of understand his confusion. I, for one, sort of agree that other languages specify it better (and English is my first language). However, I have no idea what #8 is referring to... Just wanted to clear the "your" confusion up.
Where I'm from, sometimes when things go (slightly) wrong, the one parent will jokingly say "your daughter" instead of "our daughter", for example "your daughter vomited all over me last night". So to me, #8's post seemed to say "your daughter"(both OP's and her husband's) is now "your daughter" (only OP's husband's).
That was a defense mechanism. Similar to when skunks spray. Finish her with the RKO!