Use of "who" referring to inanimate objects.

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Use of "who" referring to inanimate objects.

Postby Mars80 » 2016-03-26, 2:12

Have you heard this? I've heard some people use "who" when referring to an inanimate object. It sounds odd to me. I'm at a fast food place and say what I'd like and they don't hear it and they respond "you'd like a who?". This has happened to me at times at restaurants and it sounds odd to me.

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Re: Use of "who" referring to inanimate objects.

Postby linguoboy » 2016-03-26, 2:15

Well, a number of restaurants do name their sandwiches after celebrities.
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