[Ads-l] Pseudo-prescriptivism in TV dialogue

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Nov 11 12:44:13 UTC 2019

as a sometime student of NomConjObj ( https://arnoldzwicky.org/linguistics-notes/pronoun-case-postings/nomconjobj-examples/ 1), i give the exact reference:

> On Nov 10, 2019, at 9:52 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 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!

from the script of Mr. Pickles S3 E10 (2013)

- Shut up! This is between me and Grandpa.

It's Grandpa and I.

If you're gonna speak English, at least use proper grammar.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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