"handsy" in the wild

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 30 22:51:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

> At 10:33 PM -0400 4/28/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
> >"to themselfs"??!
> Well, there's "themselves" as the reflexive for third person specific
> plural "they", there's "themself" for third person singular "they",
> and apparently there's "themselfs" for third person general plural
> "they", which is sort of in between.  Or not.  And the beauty part is
> that still leaves "themselve" for future use.

"Please allow me to introduce myselves..."

m a m

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