So what's up with "myself"

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  1. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    change... oh no! heaven forbid that language should change through use. Change - The TDPRI's Public Enemy Number One!
     
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    I don't get that -- isn't everything today crap?
     
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    that's what I heard, online! Out there on the ladder painting houses, chatting with the local birds and bugs, a guy could almost forget that everything in this new world is crap!
     
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    Not to worry. TDPRI is here to provide that public service.
     
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  5. Endless Mike

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    That's why I use words like "seems" and "appears" (although not in this instance) as I'm reporting what is happening with my nervous system, not that of others. I recognize it's entirely subjective, and is the product of my particular set of causes and conditions that began far back in the mists of history, currently resulting in this particular individual with his unique set of circumstances. We're each a collision of history and genetics.

    Having said that, many recognize something of a type of aesthetic value in a particular way of speaking and writing, and lament the loss of that. I'd rather listen to someone like Aldous Huxley or Orson Welles speak than hear someone who uses a word like "yeet".
     
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    Well, now you're just making up definitions to suite what 'feels' right to you..which is basically the complaint of this thread!....there is no such distinction between 'idea' and 'concept'....an individual or a group can have either of those quite nicely.
     
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    Me is uv the opinyone that dat stuph doesn't apply to I...
     
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    Unique. Why is it so hard to understand that unique means one of a kind. Pretty unique...quite unique...somewhat unique...very unique...NO NO NO.
     
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    Likewise...
     
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    Me nose...
     
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    - Knock Knock

    - Who's there?

    - To

    - To who?

    - To whom.


    This joke works much better if you're already known to the other person as an insufferable pedant. You really have to put the withering disdain on "whom". Needless to say, I've gotten more than one big laugh with it.
     
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    I have the same question about the response to "Can I speak to Bob?" being "This is he" (she too).

    What's wrong with "yes" or "this is me" or "speaking"?

    I seriously don't get it and it grates on me, but undoubtedly there's some rule of grammar that makes it correct.
     
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    I am I!

     
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    ...so you had to go w no radio when Alanis Morissette's second hit was big ?
     
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    I, myself having asked myself the same question of me would, I suppose be certain to answer me that I am, and I am unanimous in thinking that me, you and I have forgotten the original question.
     
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    As a career elementary teacher I can tell you that the majority of our youth were taught: I in the subject, me in the predicate. Whether or not they retained it, or whether they continued to be immersed in improper usage at home are more likely to be the root of it.
     
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    No, just suffer through many misusing the word.
     
  18. Teleterr

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    Yes, I hate it when its used to mean facetious. Irony to me is more like buying a gun for self protection and then have the burglar shoot you w it.
     
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