Argh! Where did these people go to school? Clearly our education system has failed us if people were raised to say that. And this is in the public record, too.
To me it’s like nails on a blackboard. It’s like saying “I seen…” and “yous.”
The grammatically correct way to present a motion is, of course, to say, “Moved by me…”
So why the mistake we so frequently hear at the table – and in fact in many other councils across the province?
Common misunderstanding and discomfort, it appears are the cause, at least according to the grammar sites I read.
People often (and incorrectly) think “me” is incorrect or even coarse (well, it is when you say something like “Me and my friends are going dancing” or “I got me a pickup truck…”). But this is misplaced.
That unnecessary caution is why some people will say things like “It is I” or “It’s for my wife and I” when they really should say “It is me” and “It’s for my wife and me.” And say “between you and I…” when they mean (or should say) “between you and me…”
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