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Is it okay to say "neither me"?

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WillyNilly00 · 15/11/2019 13:33

So I say neither me and a new colleague keeps correcting me, apparently it's "neither I" or "me neither".

I've tried to google but still unsure, maybe it's just a colloquialism? I'm from the Midlands if that helps.

For context:
Person 1: It's raining and I don't have an umbrella
Person 2: No, neither me

Am I unreasonable to use the phrase "neither me"

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Topseyt · 15/11/2019 15:47

I grew up in the Midlands but live in Essex now.

I have never heard "neither me" at all and it sounds very odd. Surely the phrase is "Nor do I" if you wish to be grammatically correct, or "me neither/nor me"if you are speaking colloquially.

Look at the results from your vote. Virtually nobody has ever heard of your version.

Bluntness100 · 15/11/2019 15:54

I think uou now know your co worker is correct

Have you ever heard anyone else say neither me? It sounds very odd to my ears and I've never heard anyone say it and I've lived all over.

It's "me, neither" or "neither have I. Something like that. Neither me, isn't right.

hazell42 · 15/11/2019 17:02

The way you say it is unusual, but, the English language is full of variants, so its not unacceptable.
As long as what you say is intelligible, which it clearly is, no one should correct you.
But the world is full of people desperate to correct your SPAG or tell you that you have used a word incorrectly.
(Yes, we all know 'gay' used to mean happy and bright, John, and, do you know what, it still does. Words can have multiple meanings. Just look in any dictionary, you twat!)
It makes them feel superior. Unless how you say something changes the meaning of what you are saying, you are fine.
Ignore the twats

OlaEliza · 15/11/2019 17:14

Person 1: It's raining and I don't have an umbrella
Person 2: No, neither me

I'd say neither do I.

Charl1009 · 15/11/2019 17:14

I’m from the midlands too (Coventry if that helps) and have to admit to the occasional ‘neither me’ Blush a colleague of mine tends to say this a lot so I think it’s rubbed off on me!

Andylion · 15/11/2019 17:15

I would say "Me either." Grin
I was expecting at least some posters to have already posted the same, so I googled it.
My version is the North American way.

hazell42 · 15/11/2019 18:28


'Me either' isn't really ok.
Me neither/neither me both mean 'nor do I', neither indicting turning down an option. 'I don't want a biscuit /Neither do I'
'Me Either' is like saying 'Me or', so it kind of fails the test of whether it makes sense or not
And this makes me sound like the sort of pedantic SPAG twat that I was complaining about earlier.
But. what can I tell ya, being right sometimes means being the twat.
Sorry about that


WillyNilly00 · 15/11/2019 22:36

@Charl1009 I'm within 10 mile of Coventry!

I'm not sure who says it, I think my grandparents did and I spent alot of time with them. I'm not sure I even say it often! I will try to stop as the explanations have helped me understand why it might be frustrating to others.

Also my role is not customer facing, nor is it something that would be particularly effected by my incorrect/unusual/unheard of phrasing.

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WillyNilly00 · 15/11/2019 22:38

Oh and of course I don't want to be deliberately repeating something that sounds wrong or stupid!

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