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Old March 14 2014, 05:30 AM   #20
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Re: English Grammar & Logic Discussion

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Don’t you just love it when people use “I” because they sure it must be correct--when “me” is the correct word?
It's called "hypercorrection." A classic example is the phrase "a girl like I," spoken by Lorelei Lee in Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The same thing happens when the pronoun "whom" is used in an effort to be correct -- but it's used incorrectly. For example, "Whom shall I say is calling?"

If people would just think in terms of subject and object . . . but they don't.
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
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