Me, Myself, and I

A quick perusal of social media reveals the desperate need for this Ted-Ed language lesson.

In my grammar-flouting teenage years, I was wont to violate both the nominative-subject rule and the put the other person before yourself rule, so: “Hey Grandma, me an’ Anne are going outside.” Invariably, my grammar-wise Grandma calmly countered, “Anne’s not mean.”

The legacy lives on! That witticism has spanned the years, as my kids and their friends can attest. And it may or may not be tucked away somewhere in one of the Cottage Press Language Arts books.

Archipelago scenery with children, houses and a rowing boat, by Lotten Rönquist, 1889

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