[Ads-l] Inquiring about "myself"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 24 01:04:32 UTC 2022

An example in the wild:
Kevin Durant, a star basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets, speaking at a
postgame presser last night after the Nets lost to the 76ers in
Philadelphia and his team--especially his teammate Ben Simmons, a former
76er who has long been an object of fans' disdain--was subjected to hostile
taunts throughout the game...

"Everybody likes to see our team fail. Nobody likes Ben, nobody likes Ky
[=Kyrie Irving], nobody likes myself...so this is something we gotta deal


On Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 3:39 PM Virginia Euwer Wolff <veuwerwolff at gmail.com>

> A question for ADS scholar/authorities: "Myself" as subject and/or object
> in everyday sentences? It's seeming to proliferate.  Recent examples
> (November 2022): "If you have questions, speak to myself or members of the
> committee." "Myself and members of the choir will give a concert on..."
> Does it reappear in cycles? Thank you for any replies at Thanksgiving time.
> Virginia Euwer Wolff
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