The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39822   Message #567265
Posted By: Haruo
08-Oct-01 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: For pedants only
Subject: RE: For pedants only
You sure a pedant isn't a foot-powered insect? Or maybe a pismire with a sexual thing about kids?


PS: My own gripe is the use of "you and I" for "you and me", a grammatical faux pas to which my pastor is particularly prone, which is why I tend to skip church. He doesn't just say, "God is incredibly deeply committed to you and I" (a frighteningly widespread usage these days) — he says, "God is incredibly deeply committed to [pause] You [pause] and [pause] I." And, in expounding upon the Words of Institution on Communion Sunday, like this morning f'rexample, he commits that same pronominal sacrilege several times in quick succession. Almost enough to make me turn Episcopalian.