A popular question is asks, “If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would you choose?” Typical answers include one’s parents, Jesus, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, a popular joke answer is:
“If I could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, there is no question. I would want them to be alive.”
The answer “I can’t eat with dead people at the table” was cited in print in 1994.
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Sue Irvin writes:
>2. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, who would
>you pick to have dinner with?
I can’t eat with dead people at the table.
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Dans l’article <3AB56107...@ewol.com>, Butterkup
>> Have dinner with 3 people (living or dead) .. who would they be?
Well who would want to eat at a table with dead people yuk Maeve
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8 February 2007, Moville (IA) Record, “Senior Spotlight: Lexie Cope” by Alyssa VandePol, pg. 2, col. 3:
When Lexie was asked if she could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, she stated that she would choose an “alive person because that would just be weird if you had dinner with a dead dude.”
“I think if i could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, i think i would choose alive”
7:24 AM - 29 Nov 2007
If you could eat dinner with any person, dead or alive, wh… — I’m not eating dinner with dead people. That’s Weird. http://4ms.me/aXDGl4
8:27 PM - 13 Oct 2010
If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead I would definitely choose living. Dead would be weird.
11:29 PM - 29 Nov 2014
July 13, 2015
If I could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, I would want to be alive, no doubt.
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If I could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, there is no question. I would want them to be alive.
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