Me: Can I use the bathroom? Teacher: I don't know, can you? Me: When I was using "can" I was using its secondary model form as a verbal modifier asking for permission, as opposed to expressing an ability. I thought since you were a teacher you'd know that. My bad. MAY I use the restroom?
OTHER STUDENTS IN THE CLASS:
AND I’M JUST LIKE :
“I like things now. Maybe I’m changing.” —Kenzie, her true personality drawn out by chicken nuggets and milkshakes.