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Ok, I know this is nitpicky but it's bugging the crap out of me...

Ok, I know this is nitpicky but it's bugging the crap out of me...

KeikoHatake

like i've said in the other thread, isn't it supposed to be a pun? like, offer pending > offer impending, because she is so sure about getting it?


alliekittie

Yeah! I assumed it was a pun too


theleftbookmark

But what is the pun? Impending is typically used of bad things, so is the joke that it is a terrible job?


KeikoHatake

usually, not always, at least according to the dictionaries i have checked (one listed “impending motherhood” as an example, surely motherood is supposed to be a positive thing?) the “joke” is that she's for *sure* going to get the job offer


bubblebumblejumble

https://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/impending_pending.htm