[Ads-l] Pseudo-prescriptivism in TV dialogue

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 11 05:52:43 UTC 2019

Two characters are arguing in a bar, when a third attempts to butt in.

A. Shut up! This is between me and gran'pa!
B. You mean, "between _gran'pa and I_"! If you're going to speak English,
at least speak it correctly!

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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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