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Thank you. I stand corrected. To me "the wife and me" just does not sound nice. The host greeted my wife and I just seems to flow nicer or as they now seem to say "more nice". The best one of these I heard the other day was when a news reader said that something was "more worse". Oh dear.
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After posting my last comment, I asked my wife what she thought, as her schooling was in South Africa as against mine in North London. She said that her English teacher said that one should never use the word 'me' in that context, but use the word I. So it would appear that both of our English teachers in the early 1950s were incorrect.
I was at school in England through the 1950s, and I never heard a teacher fall into this trap. I have heard teachers educated later do it.
I was wondering if you had a comment on my post regarding the use of the word Palls rather than Pales with respect to Palls into insignificance. When I search Palls it would appear that there are 9000 odd posts that agree with me, but there are far more that use the word Pales. I wonder where I can search to find the original use of the phrase and the word used?. Regards