Language change: what can you do?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 31 18:15:19 UTC 2012

The chorus of the song was,

"We just just need to reach the sky
Whatever happened to you and I?"

First thought: Well, clearly, they *had* to use "to you and _I_" to
rhyme with "to reach the _sky_."

Second thought: It's probably more likely that they came up with "to
reach the sky" to rhyme with "to you and I."


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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