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to start a war against myself?

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dancingwithmyselfandthecat Wed 02-Apr-14 07:50:54

As in the word myself. Not my actual self obviously.

This is a sore point because I am using estate agents at home and in the business at the moment so I hear this word being misused all the fucking time.

Myself: a word which illustrates an action being done by you and to you. I dress myself. I wash myself. I make myself orgasm. Geddit?

NOT a posher or more polite version of either me or I. Both are entirely acceptable words in their own right provided they are used correctly.

I the person doing the action. I go to the party. DH and I go to the party.

Me: either a person having an action done to them, or the term used following a preposition.

DH loves me. DH goes to the party with me. It is a secret between DH and me.

How is this so fucking difficult? And AIBU to thwack the next person to misuse myself?

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Wed 02-Apr-14 08:07:41

Misuse of "myself" makes me clench my bum cheeks.

I'm with you all the way.... But we'll lose, in the same way we lost to "impacted"... Shudder.....

superlambanana Wed 02-Apr-14 08:37:51

Clearly this is a very important matter to yourself. grin

I completely agree.

dancingwithmyselfandthecat Wed 02-Apr-14 08:40:01

Super yourself will get THWACK for that too!

itsmeitscathy Wed 02-Apr-14 08:42:50

I think you're perfectly entitled to your opinion, however, myself? I think it sounds much more elegant.

This is a lie. I HATE that word. Urgh.

UptheChimney Wed 02-Apr-14 08:44:52


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