First, I enjoyed the "Culo" comment in this AM's Times-Argus.
On Nov 20, 2006, at 4:12 PM, Vince Rossano wrote:
> (N.B.: I will allow "it's me" however, even though it
> ignores the fact that the pronoun following "is" is actually a
> nominative and should be "I". :-) )
Grammatically correct. But in French, it is perfectly acceptable to
say "C'est moi" rather than using the predicate nominative "C'est je,"
and many English speakers follow that custom. What sets my former
English teacher teeth on edge is the "John and me went to the store" or
"Give it to John and I" formulations. Talk about your case confusion!
Joining two subjects or two objects with a conjunction does not turn
one of the subjects into an object or an object into a subject. People
who talk that way deserve a swift kick in the culo.
Tommy J. Walz
Barre Supervisory Union