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GagaJo Tue 03-Mar-20 12:06:59

One of my PET bugbears is along the lines of the Aitch not Haitch threads.

Mine is people who use the pronoun I, instead of me.

'This is James and I at the opera.' No! You wouldn't say, 'This is I at the opera.'

Does my head in.

SalsaQueen Tue 03-Mar-20 13:13:41

I agree entirely.

Saying that, I hate "does my head in", "can't get my head around it", "at the end of the day" and many others.

Wheniwasyourage Tue 03-Mar-20 14:51:29

Yes, it's one of my pet hates too. I was surprised and had to clutch my pearls while watching "Topsy and Tim" with a DGC when Dad said "… from Tim and I"! How is that educational, I want to know, and on the BBC too!!

Even worse, on the bit of another BBC programme we saw while waiting for T&T, a girl was telling her pet dinosaur to "lay down"!!! shock

I shall now go and LIE down in a darkened room to recover, and perhaps then I may have the strength to send an angry email to the Beeb from DGC and ME. grin

evianers Tue 03-Mar-20 14:53:08

GagJo = think we agree upon a great number of grammatical aspects, much of which is like banging your head against the proverbial brick wall!

GagaJo Tue 03-Mar-20 15:25:08

Yes, sorry SalsaQueen. I agree.

I HATE 'at the end of the day' too.

evianers Wed 04-Mar-20 11:41:24

Not as bad as "like" every second word!

Alexa Wed 04-Mar-20 11:54:32

I am sorry some people think it's correct to call themself "Myself" when they should simply say "Me".

"Me, a name I call myself" (Julie Andrews in Sound of Music)