[Ads-l] egregious nominative "whom"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 19 17:49:23 EDT 2018


I guess he wasn't very wise, wise-wise.

JL

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 8:50 AM Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> I'm reminded of the old joke about the owl who went away to college. Now
> he says "Whom, whom."
>
>
> --Charlie
>
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Mark
> Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:05:01 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: egregious nominative "whom"
>
> "Most leaders assume that they need to foster teamwork among the people
> whom directly and indirectly report to them."
>
> In Harvard Business Review (!)
> Lead sentence in "When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?"
> August 16, 2018   Michael D. Watkins
> https://hbr.org/2018/08/when-is-teamwork-really-necessary
>
> Mark Mandel
> a.k.a. Dr. Whom: Consulting linguist, grammarian,
> ortho√ępist, and philological busybody
> not to mention proofreader and editor
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