Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of my little BugBears

I know where it comes from. In the '50s and '60s mothers did a great job of correcting their children who would say, "Johnny and me are going to the store".
But really, the proposed Secretary of Education cannot distinguish the nominative from the accusative? (I have siblings who make this mistake routinely too, which astonishes me.) I have generally been impressed by Obama's nominations but this pushes my grammatical descriptiveness pretty hard.

He gave my sister and I the opportunity to start a great school in the Southside of Chicago, and that has become a model for success in urban education.

Not an auspicious start on this front. Vouchers, anyone?


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