Sentence of the day

by jimwood8

Today’s sentence of the day was uttered by my aunt, who was talking with my mother and my other aunt about a time when they were looking for a grocery store while traveling:

There was no grocery store to be had.

This one wins just for being a great example of passivized have, and for being related to those fascinating accusative subject constructions in Icelandic:

Þar   er enga orkugjafa               að hafa
there is no    energy.source.acc to have

nema  brennisteinsvetnið. (source)
except hydrogen.sulfide

‘There is no energy source to be had there other than hydrogen sulfide.’

And a good time was had by all. :-)