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    #1

    me and my

    I saw movie 'Educating Rita' the other day. The lead character Rita is a working class girl. She says 'me' whenever she means 'my'.
    Is that a class thing or a regional thing? The movie was set in UK but I don't know where.

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    #2

    Re: me and my

    That's strictly used in BE, ex: "I'd like some sugar in me tea, please."; one of our UK members will be able to tell you if that's a regional dialect, etc.

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    #3

    Re: me and my

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    That's strictly used in BE, ex: "I'd like some sugar in me tea, please."; one of our UK members will be able to tell you if that's a regional dialect, etc.

    It is very common in many parts of the UK, so common that it almost a national usage. Some, of course, consider it bad English. I tend to use it all the time.


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    Re: me and my

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: me and my

    I hear it quite often in London, the first time i heard it was at the airport, when i heard that i was like " haaaah, my english better than their!!" hahaha

    they were english by the way :">

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