View Poll Results: Correct or incorrect usage: Me, Emily, Jean and Andrea were sitting in the front row.

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  • Correct english usage

    0 0%
  • Correct spoken english - Incorrect written english

    1 33.33%
  • New acceptable usage

    0 0%
  • Incorrect usage

    2 66.67%
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Thread: me and you

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
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    Unhappy me and you

    What has happened to the correct usage of "you and I" or Thomas and I"? I am now hearing radio anchors and talk show hosts sounding like our nearly illiterate teenagers using "me and John" or starting a story with "So me, John, Sue and Emily were sitting in the frong row..." Is this a new english usage? Is it a colloquial form that is becoming accepted? Where are we headed? Any thoughts?


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    • Join Date: Aug 2010
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    Re: me and you

    In my opinion this usage is totally unacceptable. I can only conclude that the quality of instruction in our schools has dropped drastically since I was a teenager.


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