Pizza Hut’s Evil Genius

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    Apr 07, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/04/pizza-hut-s-evil-genius.html

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    Apr 07, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    I haven't been in a Pizza Hut in 7 years, don't even know where there's one near me. But if I could ever get my Italian partner to step foot in one, and if they had anchovies as a topping, I might be willing to try this, just to see.
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidWhy do you constantly hear people nowadays say "step foot"? The phrase is "Set foot" and has always been. "Step foot" doesn't actually make sense.

    Nor do you usually, but if you wanna be attacked by the grammar & phraseology Nazis all the time, you just opened yourself up. Let me research this a little, one of my favorite pastimes:
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    He "stepped his foot" into his mouth. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidWhy do you constantly hear people nowadays say "step foot"? The phrase is "Set foot" and has always been. "Step foot" doesn't actually make sense.

    Always been?

    step foot

    (third-person singular simple present steps foot, present participle stepping foot, simple past and past participle stepped foot)

    (chiefly US) Alternative form of set foot.

    - 1813, Washington Irving, “Sketches of an Excursion from Edinburgh to Dublin”, The Analectic magazine, page 480: 
    This was a pleasure of no small kind; and in stepping foot again upon the soil of that country, which contains much that I prize, and more that I admire

    - 1872, Sir Norman Lockyer, Nature: international journal of science, volume 6‎, page 509: 
    All the dukes and princes that ever stepped foot in America, never deserved a tenth part of the attention which is due to Prof. Agassiz.

    - 1896, Sarah Orne Jewett, The country of the pointed firs‎, page 105:
    She never stepped foot on the mainland again long as she lived.

    - 2003, Deborah P. Britzman, After-education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and psychoanalytic histories of learning, page 134:
    "Well," the person responded, pointing to each building in turn: "This one I usually go to, this one I sometimes go to, and this one I would never step foot in."

    - 2003, Richard Dry, Leaving, page 114:
    It was a week after the funeral before Lida stepped foot in the house again.

    - 2005, Jay Emerson Johnson, Dancing With God: Anglican Christianity And The Practice Of Hope‎, page 49:
    Imagine stepping foot on a dance floor after studying and practicing the steps for a waltz and the band strikes up the music for a rumba

    - 2008, Steven Sanders, The philosophy of TV noir‎, page 79:
    Charles is arrested at the airport the moment he steps foot on British soil.


    Looks like the pompous and pretentious Aristoshark got it wrong again. He may be knowledgeable in financial matters, but literary skills he will never have. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    Only problem with thick pan-crust recipes is they sit in about 3/4 pound of vegetable oil and during cooking, the crust is expected to absorb most of it.


    When I worked there in the 80's, it was all about the Priazzo Napoli.
    thin crust, Sauce, about two pounds of three-blend cheese, and sliced tomatoes.

    That's what's wrong with America.
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    Why the fuck did they come out with this shit a week after I start my diet and Insanity program?
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO said
    Looks like the pompous and pretentious Aristoshark got it wrong again. He may be knowledgeable in financial matters, but literary skills he will never have. icon_razz.gif

    I suspect you would not enjoy a poll of RJ members on the subject of which of us is pompous and pretentious. No, I suspect you would not enjoy that at all.
    I will bloody well arrange one, though, if you like.

    Perhaps so. You've already called me just that on a number of occasions here. I bide my time, and I do enjoy the payback. Amusing how some can dish it out, but they can't take it themselves, Mr. ARISTOshark. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    OMG can you please do the poll!!!! And then both of you can write why you are not pompous and pretentious and the other one is.
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
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    Forget pizza! It's popcorn time!
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said
    Looks like the pompous and pretentious Aristoshark got it wrong again. He may be knowledgeable in financial matters, but literary skills he will never have. icon_razz.gif

    I suspect you would not enjoy a poll of RJ members on the subject of which of us is pompous and pretentious. No, I suspect you would not enjoy that at all.
    I will bloody well arrange one, though, if you like.

    Perhaps so. You've already called me just that on a number of occasions here. I bide my time, and I do enjoy the payback. Amusing how some can dish it out, but they can't take it themselves. icon_biggrin.gif

    Do you know how many times I have censored myself when it comes to you, you sanctimonious old blowhard? Do you know how difficult it has been to stay civil as you bore everyone in a radius of 3000 miles with your thread-derailing, irrelevant, tedious stories? You are positively radioactive, that's what you are. You 're like the Medusa, turning everyone into stone by boring them to death,. That is when you're not pulling rank on everyone as though you're still in the army.

    You fucking trainwreck.


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    Apr 07, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said

    Forget pizza! It's popcorn time!


    Indeed...shit just got REAL.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said
    Looks like the pompous and pretentious Aristoshark got it wrong again. He may be knowledgeable in financial matters, but literary skills he will never have. icon_razz.gif

    I suspect you would not enjoy a poll of RJ members on the subject of which of us is pompous and pretentious. No, I suspect you would not enjoy that at all.
    I will bloody well arrange one, though, if you like.

    Perhaps so. You've already called me just that on a number of occasions here. I bide my time, and I do enjoy the payback. Amusing how some can dish it out, but they can't take it themselves. icon_biggrin.gif

    Do you know how many times I have censored myself when it comes to you, you sanctimonious old blowhard? Do you know how difficult it has been to stay civil as you bore everyone in a radius of 3000 miles with your thread-derailing, irrelevant, tedious stories? You are positively radioactive, that's what you are. You 're like the Medusa, turning everyone into stone by boring them to death,. That is when you're not pulling rank on everyone as though you're still in the army.

    You fucking trainwreck.

    Projection, perhaps? icon_wink.gif

    And I say again: Amusing how some can dish it out, but they can't take it themselves.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    ART_DECO said

    Projection, perhaps? icon_wink.gif

    And I say again: Amusing how some can dish it out, but they can't take it themselves.


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    Apr 07, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    I don't have to elaborate further. You are the subject of much derision around here, not all of it posted.

    But I have no doubt you will. My, how enraged you get when your lame attack on me falls flat, from your lack of literary knowledge. Funny how it's OK when you attack others from your superior aristocratic position, and then attack me for being a former Army Officer, something I earned. A classic case of projection if there ever was one. Hypocrisy, thy name is ARISTOshark.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    "When you want to say that you refuse to enter some location, the traditional expression is not “step foot,” but “set foot”: “I refuse to set foot in my brother-in-law’s house while he lets his vicious pit bull run around inside.”"

    Brians, Paul. 'Common Errors in English Usage: The Book (2nd Edition, November, 2008 ).
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    I don't have to elaborate further. You are the subject of much derision around here, not all of it posted.

    But I have no doubt you will. My, how enraged you get when your lame attack on me falls flat, from your lack of literary knowledge. Funny how it's OK when you attack others from your superior aristocratic position, and then attack me for being a former Army Officer, something I earned. A classic case of projection if there ever was one. Hypocrisy, thy name is ARISTOshark.

    Actually Aristoshark is extremely right and his "attack" was a spot-on un-dramatized observed post on what exactly you do.

    But you can continue to try to thwart it all you want, it won't make it less true.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard said"When you want to say that you refuse to enter some location, the traditional expression is not “step foot,” but “set foot”: “I refuse to set foot in my brother-in-law’s house while he lets his vicious pit bull run around inside.”"

    Brians, Paul. 'Common Errors in English Usage: The Book (2nd Edition, November, 2008 ).

    That's general English usage, not US standard usage, which can be dated back to 1813, as I quoted above. Last I checked ARISTOshark & I are living the US, not the UK.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    Paul Brians is an American. Emeritus Professor of English at Washington State University.
    And very American.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidOnly problem with thick pan-crust recipes is they sit in about 3/4 pound of vegetable oil and during cooking, the crust is expected to absorb most of it.


    When I worked there in the 80's, it was all about the Priazzo Napoli.
    thin crust, Sauce, about two pounds of three-blend cheese, and sliced tomatoes.

    That's what's wrong with America.


    This. I normally can't eat Pizza Hut and probably for that reason.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidPaul Brians is an American. Emeritus Professor of English at Washington State University.
    And very American.

    And I will give you more examples of where US common usage does not follow that strict rule. Funny how it's been in documented use for 200 years, by famous US authors.

    Funnier still how ARISTOshark made that the thin basis for his unprovoked attack on me, unrelated to the thread. And he's got a problem with ME? The hypocrisy abounds here.
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    Apr 07, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    thatirishbastard saidPaul Brians is an American. Emeritus Professor of English at Washington State University.
    And very American.

    And I will give you more examples of where US common usage does not follow that strict rule. Funny how it's been in documented use for 200 years.

    Funnier still how ARISTOshark made that the thin basis for his unprovoked attack on me, unrelated to the thread. And he's got a problem with ME? The hypocrisy abounds here.


    No one was talking about how the Americans have a penchant for butchering English in their common tongue. The discussion was what the proper phrase is, as confirmed by academia.