WTF is this shit? I keep hearing people say "book club" not "a book club," just "book club," like "school."
"I Have Book Club Tonight"
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/21/2015|
I just got back from Fest and I'm so tired I'm afraid I'll wind up in hospital!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/14/2013|
Sounds fine to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/14/2013|
Aren't there more pressing concerns in your life than an alleged missing indefinite article?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/14/2013|
OP, would you say "I have school today" or "I have a school today?"
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/14/2013|
Yes, r4, I'm aware of that. However, we don't say, "go to hospital." "Book Club" sounds retarded. It's not a proper noun.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/14/2013|
People in book clubs don't read, so I am not surprised they don't know how to speak.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/14/2013|
What if you belonged to more than one book club?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/14/2013|
It just sounds so wrong to say "I have a book club tonight." I say "I have chess club tonight".
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/14/2013|
If you have more than one book club then YES, "a book club" is appropriate. If just one, "book club" sounds fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/14/2013|
"Book Club" is code for half-price night for Twinks at the Baths. I do my best reading there on that night.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/14/2013|
"I have book club tonight."
Sorry, that's idiotic.
What's "book club," the new "Fight Club"??
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/14/2013|
This thread give me headache.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/14/2013|
off to hospital!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/14/2013|
I go to university in the city.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/14/2013|
Haha, I actually noticed this too. Especially women saying "at book club," "we're reading X for book club," "I'm excited for book club," and most regularly heard -- "I haven't read the book for book club." I think it would be more proper to always specify "my book club" as there are many book clubs in the United States and world and not one sole book club. That is why it sounds incorrect.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/14/2013|
I'm on set.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/14/2013|
r15. that's akin to my hs girlfriend's practice of referring to her mother simply as "Mother" rather than "my mother.". we all thought that rather la-de-day for a dyke from Cuyler Ave.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/14/2013|
Tell me more about the dyke from Cuyler Ave.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/14/2013|
It is like school, OP...it's a group, so why wouldn't anyone leave off the "the" prefix?
It's also awful...listening to pretentious jerks go on about some stupid novel is painful.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/14/2013|
R19 - school is an exception. We don't say: "I'm going to office," "I have to pick up a few things at grocery store," "I need to return my books to library," "Tomorrow morning I'm working out at gym," "I have to go to Parent Teacher conference next week," "I need to get my mail from post office."
I guess we do say "I'm going to church." Maybe because church and school are kind of more concepts as well as places? I don't know. I just find not using an article in front of book club to be silly and affected.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/18/2013|
Get a life, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/18/2013|
I don't like "book club" (instead of "a book club meeting") because it represents the type of people who use it or would use it. By using "book club" alone one encapsulates much of what one is with two words rather than the book it would take others.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/18/2013|
I used to work for a firm quite a few years ago where people would say or write just "management committee". So, it would be "I'm missing management committee today" or "When is management committee?" No, you're not missing management committee; if you were, you'd be missing the members in their entirety rather than missing a meeting.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/18/2013|
" Book Club" is a current euphemism of " Bareback Orgy." I though you knew that, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/18/2013|
better than bible study.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/18/2013|
Don't eat the donuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/18/2013|
Is it Joy Luck Club at Book Club this week?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/18/2013|
Try that bullshit with Fight Club, OP, and you're gonna be eating your meals through a straw.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/18/2013|
And The Mickey Mouse Club. Yum!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/18/2013|
College students also say "I have class" rather than "I have a class."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/18/2013|
I'm going to gym class, play practice, prom (in some regions), piano lessons, chess club (as some earlier said), study hall, showtune night, orchestra rehearsal, etc. it doesn't seem all that anomalous, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/18/2013|
Going to tha yoga class now, ya!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/18/2013|
OP is "a" ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/18/2013|
All this has made me horny, I'm getting dicked tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/18/2013|
Sounds right to me, the same way someone saying they have soccer practice tonight, or they have choir rehearsal tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/18/2013|
OP? Don't you have dildo club this evening?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/18/2013|
My great grandmother used to get, "the headache." Never did figure out why she didn't just have "a" headache.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/18/2013|
It sounds right to me but I know how you can hear something that you've said and heard many times before and all of a sudden it doesn't sound right. Maybe that's what happened, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/18/2013|
R18. do you kno where Cuyler Ave is?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/18/2013|
I have band practice tonight. I don't say THE BAND PRACTICE.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/18/2013|
Thursday was bridge club. Tomorrow it's book club. Tonight it's chess club.
All of these sound normal to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/19/2013|
[quote]I have band practice tonight
At least it's also a verb.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/19/2013|
Brits say "the menopause."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/19/2013|
I have dance class this evening at Joffery School, ballet for beginners.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/20/2013|
r31 College students have no class whatsoever. r5 The Brits do.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/21/2013|
[quote]My great grandmother used to get, "the headache." Never did figure out why she didn't just have "a" headache.
Guess she was referring to you R38.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/21/2013|
Maybe she was having a sick headache, r38.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||08/21/2013|
Mark Zuckerberg declares 2015 the 'Year of Books' with online reading club
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/20/2015|
So what? Don't you have more important things to clutch your pearls about, Mary!
Perhaps you need to be put 'in hospital' for evaluation.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/20/2015|
Mark Zuckerberg is still around?
When did THAT happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/20/2015|
What the hell goes on at book club?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/20/2015|
I use definite articles everywhere, just like Edith Wharton.
I refer to the Central Park in Manhattan, and the City of Mexico in Latin America.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/20/2015|
Yes, I have book club, but now go to hospital with Moose and Squirrel.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/20/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/20/2015|
Tonight's poker night. Not "I have a poker night."
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/21/2015|