Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 7, 2003, 21:29|
Mark J. Reed scripsit:
> True enough. Whenever an infinitive for "modal can" is called for,
> "to be able to" is used. "To can" refers to the process of putting things
> in cans. :)
More broadly, to put in vacuum-sealed containers of any kind: when ordinary
people rather than factories can things, they generally use glass jars.
Hence the jest "We eat all we can [are able to], and what we can't [eat],
we can [in glass jars]."
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