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Friday, June 10, 2011

Presumptive Pronouns from "Me"-ers

My insides crawl every time I hear "me and him...(did something)", or "me and her...(did something)". Most likely a hold-over from the Me Generation, it still comes across as aggrandizement of self. To a grammar anarchist, "me" and "him" are bad form (use the subjective "he" and "I"). Be polite and put the other person first.


Kristen said...

If you can cure this epidemic, G.A., you'll be a hero in many an English teacher's book.

The Grammar Anarchist said...

I'm working on it! Find me a kid who listens and I'll assure them that employers and teachers hear them and draw their own conclusions.