Re: Me vs. Myself

Subject: Re: Me vs. Myself
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 10:47:43 -0700

You are not wrong. It's sad how bad usage becomes the standard.

People have always been afraid of - or poorly taught about - when to
use "I," "me," and "myself." I want to tell the world (well, the
English-speaking world) to just trust their ears. I'm no grammar guru,
and you might find me muttering, " ... by you and I? would I say ... by
I? nope; it's ... by you and me." Same thing with "myself." Try it.


>From a recent post:

> . . . . a statement that has met with widespread disagreement from many on
this list > (including myself).

This is not a flame, but when did "myself" replace "me"? In the last
couple of years, I've seen regular use of "myself" in print, heard it on
broadcasts (TV and radio) from professional broadcasters and writers in
statements I thought should have been "me," and am curious. Did I miss a
change in usage? Or have I been wrong all these years?


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