PC Death Knell Tolls for ‘Me’ (Usage, That Is)
Ever notice that no one on TV, radio or in public can utter the word me anymore?
It’s now “Just between you and I” or “Between you and myself.”
The accusative form of the first person singular has been banished from the English language in favor of political correctness.
Me is rough-edged, Trumpian, no doubt a vast right wing conspiracy to boot.
I could wail on and on about how prepositions require the accusative form or remind people that myself is a reflexive pronoun that can be used only to complement either I or me, never by itself.
Wouldn’t matter. I might as well hoist a rifle a la Charleton Heston and proclaim the sanctity of the Second Amendment. I’d be castigated as that great a threat to our country.
As for me, I’ll continue to be un-PC, Trumpian, NRA-ish and part of the vast right wing conspiracy that believes correct English is a beautiful thing and shouldn’t be politicized.