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Reader irked by me, myself and I

4/18/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

To piggyback on Robin Reid’s April 11 letter [“Reader explains ‘me’ generation”], I find it equally irksome when I hear otherwise intelligent people refer to themselves as “I” when they are the object of a sentence. When you properly say, “My parents took my wife and me out for dinner,” you can leave out the first person and still correctly say, “My parents took me out to dinner.” You would never say, “My parents took I out to dinner.”

Even more irksome are those who would say, “My parents took my wife and myself out to dinner.” What some won’t do or say in their quest to be hoity-toity.

David Culp, West Akron

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