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Old 08-29-2018, 02:54 AM
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Indeed, Sir. I sank happily with the Titanic.
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:19 AM
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(I should've asked Jeeves) ::))
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:21 AM
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All rules of grammar aside, "drank tank" has a nicer ring to it than "drunk tank"...though I'd accept "drunk trunk" as a reasonable compromise, since it's not actually a "tank" to begin with anyhow...
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:54 PM
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Victim of a downward spiral of alcoholism, the distinguished professor finally graduated from think tank to drunk tank.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:46 PM
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In future, when I am adjacent any school I graduated (there are many), I will thank my Latin teacher for her frown on trochaic translations of Caesar’s fave word: “harass,” and mentally toast her in the Happy Isles above where she roots for her students who cracked up when reading her wallboard newspaper clipping about current “native speakers of classical Latin” who omit needless words. Nas drovia! (That’s Polish, just for irrelevant variety.)
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:11 AM
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I don't see any problem with a transitive usage. "From" is naturally implied; no one is going to imagine otherwise, as we never speak of people as graduating to/into school.

Broadening the way the word can be used took it beyond only meaning "to confer a degree upon" in English to begin with.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:17 AM
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:20 PM
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Na zdrowie Allen!
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:34 PM
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Sorry, Jan! I don’t have the appropriate bottle in front of me to read from. Auditory memory isn’t typographically perfect. Thank you for bringing me the correct foam. Na zdrowie!
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:33 AM
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Glasses are being chinked and waggled all over the shop, toasts scraped and buttered, but to what are we drinking? To the demise of the old Doctor or to the emergence of the new? Has he been superseded or regenerated? Who knows.
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