If someone said (over text) “happy thanksgiving to and for you” what would you think they meant? To be clear the intent was “Happy Thanksgiving to you” as a greeting and “happy Thanksgiving for you” as in, I am giving thanks for you.

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Assuming the person sending it is someone that I know well, I’d respond with “huh? for you?” And when you explained it as you’ve done above I’d say something like, “Ahhh okay! Happy Thanksgiving to and for you too!”

I’ve never heard anyone say it quite like that so wouldn’t know what to think.

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I would think they meant to say “happy thanksgiving” but just kept talking for whatever reason, and I wouldn’t think any deeper than that.

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My girl or my dude, I’m going to give you a pearl of wisdom here: do not read into shit.

You can waste years of your life looking for subtext. Maybe they were drunk, maybe they were in the car and distracted, maybe they did voice to text and there was noise in the background. You have no idea. Live your life instead of dwelling on a text.

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Yowza

You’re telling us the intent yet asking us what they meant. Did you already ask them what they meant by it or was this a message you sent?

I would assume English isn’t your first language.

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I’d assume good intent and likely some intoxication

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