Rules against most?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Wed Mar 11 01:08:30 UTC 2009

>  > Well, just between you and I, Barbara, I'm almost certain that yours
>>  is the right analysis.
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't it be "between you and me," since th=
>pronoun "I" is the object of the preposition "between" and the object form
>of "I" is "me?" I figure since the topic here is correctness..... :)

I assumed Wilson was making a deliberate joke there.

I've never encountered any proscription that would cover the
construction in question. But people make up new ones all the time,
it seems. Maybe he thought the word was "moist" -- which, as we have
learned courtesy of one of Charles Doyle's students, is apparently
offensive to women.

James Harbeck.

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