I don't get when people say "do you want to..." or "how about..." before a command for something you obviously have to do. Lol pretending to give me a choice makes no sense.

My dad does this sometimes. He says "how about emptying the dishwasher?" Like it's a suggestion. But really you can't say "nah son, I'm good." Lol
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Ha! Another good one, that I always use when I am comparing American to Australian turns of phrase, is "go ahead." It's almost always redundant. Saying "Why don't you go ahead and empty the dishwasher" is exactly the same as saying "Empty the dishwasher." I guess it's an attempt to be polite but it struck me as sarcastic/condescending the first few years I lived in the States.