Thursday, March 8, 2007
e or I and I am me.
I hear it all the time.
Me and my friend went to the show...
He's not that smart. He's certainly not as smart as I.
The misuse of I and me is so common I ignore it, but then I read this from page 8 of While Europe Slept by Bruce Bawer published by Doubleday.
How often had I stood in a New York subway surrounded by men, many of them smaller than I...
Would you say: Me went to the show? No, but every day people say: me and fill in the partner went to the show.
And as smart as I may be, I'm not as smart as I think I am or as smart as me.
Posted 2007/03/08 at 01h09ET in Writing.