Grumpy Grammarian

My lady Delia showed me a picture on Facebook, and said, “This is a picture of you and I and D.J. when we went to the Grand Canyon.”

Gently (How else would I dare?), I asked if she'd like to know what the Grumpy Grammarian was thinking about her comment. When she said yes, please, I told her. Do you see what's wrong? . . .

Somewhere long ago, about the third or fourth grade, our teachers told us not to say “you and me” or “me and you” or “Me and Bill” or “Mary and me.” We should say, our teachers told us, “you and I” or “Bill and I” or “Mary and I.” Well, it depends.


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