Re:       Re: they and them

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 15 18:52:00 UTC 2005

In a message dated 4/15/05 9:57:48 AM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> Well, perhaps, but note also "Me, myself, and I".  Of course, in
> their classic (1975) paper on the topic, Bill Cooper and Haj Ross did
> call the overarching principle "Me First".

I do think that "Me, myself, and I" is a sardonic reference to the 
prescriptivist admonition that "I" should come last in a compound. Still "Me" definitely 
acts like the unmarked case in folk speech, as in "Me 'n' Jim's buddies."

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