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The misuse of myself

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message 1: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments I bet you thought this was going to be a discussion about masturbation but it's not. (yet.)

I hate when people use "myself" incorrectly. Specifically, on Big Brother. It's on 3 times a week and I watch it religiously. Every week they have the same "ceremonies" so I listen to the same annoying people over and over say: "he's going to take either Russel or myself off the block" or "It's up to Ronnie and myself to win the power of veto."
I'm not really sure why it bothers me so much but it does! I hate it! It makes me want to scream.
But more than that, I just thought it was a funny discussion title.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh sh*t! I musunderstood & made you a mod. C'est la vie.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Big Brother!! WHOO!!

I was totally committed to watching that this summer, but it's been hit or miss cause our technology has all gone to hell and I have to watch it either on my tiny dell netbook or drive to my friend Megan's.

Do you think it was a good move to backdoor (heh) Ronnie?!


message 4: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments He bugged me. So, sure!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

He bugged me, too, and anyone who calls themself "Russell Lovemuscle" should obviously be tortured, but I think it's a bad move for Jeff. Now he's a big target, and Ronnie was, before.


message 6: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Oh wait. I see what you're doing. I was confused because you said Ronnie at first. Oh, you're using those 2 names interchangably. look at that! are you drinking?
No, I don't think it's a good idea to backdoor Russell. But he's not actually gone yet is he?? He bugs me, but not as much as Ronnie did.
Honestly I think Jeff is fucked no matter what. No matter who wins HOH, unless it's Jordan, Jeff is going up. Kevin is just as good at competitions as Russel so, either way. But I do loooooove to watch Jeff walk around without his shirt so I hope he stays.


message 7: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Big Brother? Is that some kind of television program? I have a television, but it doesn't get a signal anymore...


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh yeah, Russell, not Ronnie. Oops. No, he's not gone, but if Russell DOESN'T go, then Jeff is really in trouble. I like when there are players like Jeff, though, who use the Coup d'Etat and the Veto and backdoor people named Russell Lovemuscle. I bet Natalie will win. :(


message 9: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments I love Jeff. He's my favorite. He's a fucking stud and he's not afraid to bring it. I like that too, Sarah. I hate when there's a bunch of pussies playing. Natalie will NOT win! That would suck. I see where you're going though. Because if she makes it to the end, the entire jury house was in her posse.


message 10: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Seems like i'm not missing much...


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Not unless you like watching childish bickering, whining, scheming and backstabbing. Which I do, apparently, because I don't watch much TV, but I've only missed one season of BB (the one they threw in during the SPRING because of the writers' strike--BB is purely Summer entertainment).


message 12: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments we got a year of free showtime recently so i've watched a couple of the BB after dark and those are kind of cool too. you have to fast forward b/c it's pretty boring but it's just exactly like peeking in someone's windows.


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Or you could try rebooting.


message 14: by Harry (new)

Harry  (Harry_Harry) You said backdoor!


message 15: by Harry (new)

Harry  (Harry_Harry) I have the same issue with the use of "I" It's like somewhere these morons learned that it was proper to use I instead of me but forgot that there is a rule for when to use it. In the process of trying to sound smart, they prove to be idiots!

"Gretchen is watching Big Brother with Montambo and I"

"Could care less" bugs the crap out of me too.

You suck at English.





message 16: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Does the title of this thread bother anyone else?


message 17: by Dave (last edited Aug 26, 2009 10:00PM) (new)

Dave Russell The verb "is" takes the subjective case. Therefore, it should read, "This is I being more active," or even better, "This is my being more active."


message 18: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell Then, I say "Gretchen is watching Big Brother with Montambo and I" is also colloquial and appropriate to the informal situation and should not bother anyone.

Hereafter, I declare that any grammatical mistakes I make are also colloquial. So there.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

I like proper grammar unless it sounds horrible. Then the rules should change. This is I being more active? If anyone ever said that, I'd wince and grind my teeth together.




message 20: by Matthieu (new)

Matthieu Proper grammar rules. There's nothing hotter than a girl who has mastered the art of the semicolon...


message 21: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell "It is me" does sound horrible to me. Otherwise, I wouldn't have noticed it.


message 22: by Rusty (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments Has anyone ever watched Last Comic Standing? At the end of each show, the host says: "Now go in the booth and name the comic that you know you're funnier than".
That sentence feels like fingernails going down my spine.


message 23: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments I think reality shows may be ruining the English language.


message 24: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments and "de ja vu all over again."


message 25: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments oh I don't think so. at least not on reality tv. everyone who goes on those shows has watched every show up until that point so they get the f-ed up "myself" usage in their heads and it's all over. However, since America controls certain elements of shows like Big Brother and American Idol, perhaps we could launch a campaign to force the issue. If you say, "please vote for myself" you get no votes. Oh how I wish justice worked like that.


message 26: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments ...too hard for the idiots. maybe something like myselfness.


message 27: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Boisture What I hate is that I know when myself is being used incorrectly, but when someone asks me to explain the rules for I/me/my/myself, I'm at a complete loss. I have no idea what the rule is, I just know when to use which word.

It's like pornography. I can't define it, I just know it when I see it.


message 28: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Same here Nikki, but it bugged me so much I looked it up. Myself is a reflexive pronoun and can only be used on, well, yourself! The rule I read said to think of "reflection" for reflexive pronouns, like looking in a mirror. "I see myself". same for himself/herself. "she sees herself in the mirror." That's it. It's not correct anywhere else, except for emphasis. "I, myself, don't care for it." It's redundant, but you're doing it on purpose to add emphasis.
Let me know if I've got it Bunny.


message 29: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Boisture Myself thanks you, Gretchen. That sounds about right.


message 30: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Matt likes to master a girl's colon? What?


message 31: by Rusty (last edited Aug 27, 2009 07:29PM) (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments Okay, this has been driving me crazy.

What would be the proper way to say - "Now go in the booth and name the comic that you know you're funnier than"?

Would it be "name the comic whom you consider less humorous than you"?

Tom, I think Matt means that a girl with a hot colon gives him a semi.


message 32: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Is that a short drive, Rusty, or a long drive?


"Name the comic who's not as funny as you are?"



message 33: by Rusty (last edited Aug 27, 2009 07:33PM) (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments That probably depends on how hot the colon......


message 34: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Rusty wrote: "Tom, I think Matt means that a girl with a hot colon gives him a semi. "

HAH!



message 35: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Montambo wrote: "Oh yeah, Russell, not Ronnie. Oops. No, he's not gone, but if Russell DOESN'T go, then Jeff is really in trouble. I like when there are players like Jeff, though, who use the Coup d'Etat and the Ve..."

You were so right, Sarah! If Natalie wins I'll never watch that fucking show again. She is such a stupid, annoying, cunt.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

And ugly and dumb.


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