Issue 207, page 3
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Guestmudgeon Linda keeps it between her and you
Sad to say, the pronoun I as the object of the preposition is now so ubiquitous, I fear it will become "accepted" by the usage powers-that-be. As children we were badgered, "Don't say 'me and him are gonna'!" Thus was the deep-seated anxiety created about using the word I anywhere but at the beginning of a sentence. Myself sounds pretentious to some: The dinner was for him and myself. (The dinner was for him and me, is of course correct - but scary to some.) In fact so nervous are folks now, one will even hear, "The dinner was for he and I." Arrrggghh! Please don't. Please embrace the word me. Just don't say, "Me and him are gonna". It's between you and ME, folks.
Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?
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