Saturday, June 29, 2019

Masonic grammar

“I didn’t know whom to believe!” Nellie DuBois (Jeanette Nolan), on the witness stand, in the Perry Mason episode “The Case of the Betrayed Bride” (October 22, 1964). So strange to hear the proper (and now stilted-sounding) whom on TV.

Related reading
All OCA Perry Mason posts (Pinboard) : “Whom are we kidding?”

comments: 2

Slywy said...

I'm thrown off more by anyone who isn't dressed in a t-shirt and yoga pants, wearing a baseball cap, etc. Even business casual seems too dressy for many. I've seen a few people I wanted to ask, "You do know you're visible to others, right?" And I'm a fan of casual.

Michael Leddy said...

I’ve been told of workplaces where men consider a tucked-in shirt too stuffy.