Saturday, January 6, 2018

NPR, sheesh

From Weekend Edition Saturday, spoken not someone in the story but by the reporter: “Me and people my age are redefining what it means to travel by car.”

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[I object not only to the object pronoun but to putting me first. But at least the reporter didn’t say “me and my friends.”]

comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

It's getting to the point where I'm less bothered by the incorrect use of "me" for "I" than I am by the over-correction of "myself" for "me."

Michael Leddy said...

In everyday speech, none of these things bother me. But public discourse, radio, TV — yikes!