Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A facebook pet peeve, and an English lesson

I wasn't good at a lot of things in school, but I did OK. My strong subject was always English and grammar. I can talk hick, don't get me wrong, but I know the proper way to express things, and when I see consistent mistakes, it gets to me.

OK, the disclaimer is over. Now, on to what bugs me recently. On facebook, a lot of people post images. If I post an image of Monica and myself, I would caption it with "This is Monica and me at a concert." Most folks would post, "This is Monica and I at a concert." No, no, NO!

It's happening so much that I couldn't be silent any longer.

Please, do not caption pictures with "my husband and I." That's just wrong.

Thank you.

P.S. If you want to know how to prove the rule, do this: You would say, "This is my husband and this is me." You would not say, "This is my husband and this is I." If they don't split up well, they're not correct when they're together. Don't get me started on "they're" and "there."

I'm just sayin'.


Donna said...

Like mother, like daughter. That drives me crazy too. Not quite as much, though, as those who put an "apostrophe S" when using a plural. I could just SCREAM!

Sonya said...

I'm probably the very one that did it. I am sure I do that. ha! And I'm sure I'll do it again. So don't look at my pics! lol

Heather said...

HOWEVER, there are times that is correct.

I wish I could remember what I told the 4th graders last year. I is in the subject, me is in the predicate. That rule is tricky and can be annoying.

MY ABSOLUTE pet peeve is the their/there/they're and you're/your homophones. GAH! It's not hard, people.

Anonymous said...

Your such a pedant. Susie and myself dont worry about such trivial things. LOL!

Celeste said...

Ok we will hire you to be the grammar police! LOL. It does not pay much, as a matter of fact, it pays nothing. There are a lot of people named I on Facebook! LOL

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