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    me books

    As a matter of curiosity, where are these natives who say/write "me books" instead of "my books" from? How harmful to another native´s ear is it to hear something like this?


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    Re: me books

    Could be from anywhere. It is generally regarded as an uneducated person's mode of speech.

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    Re: me books

    There are however, certain regions of the UK and Ireland where to use 'me' is quite normal, and not only with badly educated people, it's part of their dialect.

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    Re: me books

    Yes, I´ve seen videos or films, interviews, maybe very old, where George Harrison speaks like that... Maybe it was only a character. not George himself...


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    Re: me books

    No - he was a Liverpudlian (someone from Liverpool). That's how they speak.

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    Re: me books

    Oh, yes, so the other Beatles probably used to speak in the same way. I´ve got to watch some of their early films... But I´ll have my work cut out to understand!

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