Friday, March 26, 2010

I Got The Kids An And I


Because you cannot properly use an apostrophe, that's why.
              

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8 comments:

Sussi said...
March 26, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Oh, yay! You liked it!
(I saw it on a Facebook group dedicated to impeaching Obama. I get some weird suggestions sometimes...)
Also, I think the title of this post would be a great tongue twister.

Anonymous said...
March 26, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

He's angry because he and his kids will be paying for someone's bad decison. Isn't a little late for him to be protesting Bush?

Mary said...
April 4, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

You know what else is a bad decision? Not studying your subject vs. object pronouns. My kids and I are very upset about your moronic sign. It is offensive to my kids and me.

Anonymous said...
April 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

By the looks of him, it doesn't look like he'll be having any more children unless His sister gets hard up.

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2010 at 1:14 AM  

Sorry Mary, but "kids and I" in this case is correct. They're actually the subject, therefore the correct form would be I. The example used in your sentence, however, is also correct.

Just your friendly neighborhood grammar police rollin' through, folks.

phjost said...
May 29, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

This photograph makes me really happy, until now I thought wrong apostrophe's are a strictly German specialty.

(JFTR: I AM German and my English IS not the best, you know... )

Duncan said...
June 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

@Mary = You're dead wrong on this one I'm afraid. Here's a simple rule of thumb; follow the pronoun which would make sense in isolation from the connective.

"Why should my kids and I pay..."; "Why should I pay..."; "Why should my kids pay..."; NOT "Why should my kids and me pay"; "Why should me pay..."

"It is offensive to my kids and me", "It is offensive to me." "It is offensive to my kids and I". "It is offensive to I."

Mary2 said...
June 8, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

Anonymous is right about pronoun case, and I am not the Mary whom Anonymous is replying to. However, I could not help but notice A's comma splice: "They're actually the subject, therefore the correct form would be I," and in Mary's post the fragment: "Not studying your subject vs. object pronouns." But perhaps the fragment is OK here since it answers the preceding question. Anyway, as grammar police, we should get our acts together, right?