Grumpy grammar guy

bizarro-pronoun-200x238I seem to be hearing more jarring language than usual. The major recent ear offenders have been pronouns in relational contexts:

Is she taller than me?
On the test, he got a higher score than me.

Egad. One should say:

Is she taller than I [am]?
On the test, he got a higher score than I [did].

To illustrate:

True: My son likes feta cheese more than I.
Pathetic: My son likes feta cheese more than me.

Now, having gotten that off my chest, me feel much better.

(For more in this curmudgeonly vein, check out this Onion classic: Our Street Gangs Are Probably Using Bad Language.)

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2 Responses to Grumpy grammar guy

  1. Chris says:

    What’s worse: improper pronoun usage or split infinitives?

  2. Me thinks to badly split infinitives.

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