Patterico's Pontifications

10/16/2017

Tonight’s Grammar Question

Filed under: General — JVW @ 10:50 pm

[guest post by JVW]

To be precise, shouldn’t it be “I too”?

– JVW

37 Responses to “Tonight’s Grammar Question”

  1. Yes, I’m sure someone else noticed this well before I did and this has probably already been put out there on Twitter and Facebook. I loathe politically-driven social media copycat campaigns.

    JVW (42615e)

  2. If the statement was “It affected me, too”, then no.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  3. And I’d prefer “I also”

    Kevin M (752a26)

  4. But in general, this is the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  5. If the statement was “It affected me, too”, then no.

    It’s a sentence fragment certainly, and when dealing with a sentence fragment I think any noun has to be primarily considered to be the subject of the sentence rather than the object of a undetermined verb or preposition. So I see this as correctly being “I too have been harassed at work,” rather than “Harassment has happened to me too.”

    JVW (42615e)

  6. You mean hashtag campaigns don’t work? But we got back our girls, didn’t we?

    Patricia (5fc097)

  7. Wasn’t “Me Too” a Bond girl?

    Or a Bond villainess??

    No matter-they were all sexist movies, anyway.

    “Why do Chinese girls taste different from all other girls?” – James Bond, 007 [Sean Connery] ‘You Only Live Twice’ 1967

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. The analysis of grammar that says that the word “I” should be used is wrong.

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  9. Could you be more precise?

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  10. “Why do Chinese girls taste different from all other girls?” – James Bond, 007 [Sean Connery] ‘You Only Live Twice’ 1967

    DCSCA (797bc0) — 10/17/2017 @ 12:55 am

    OK, what is a Chinese chick? Do the Han taste the same as the Manchu? And I’ve done my level best but not having tasted them all I can’t say Chinese girls taste different.

    If there are any Estonian girls out there who are up for the project, roger up.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  11. Me Tarzan; you sexually harassed.

    felipe (023cc9)

  12. New inner city schoolyard insult: “yo’ momma so ugly she couldn’t say Me Too!”

    urbanleftbehind (6a13e5)

  13. Most of them are bragging, is my guess. Most of the rest, the money on the nightstand was not as much as they thought it should be.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. — Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow jump off the top of the Empire State Building. Who hits the ground first?
    — Harvey Weinstein. He saw the potted plants by the front door.
    — Who’s second?
    — Gwyneth Paltrow. She got lost and had to ask for directions.
    — What about Rose McGowan?
    — She’s still up there, going from window to window accusing the flagpole of rape.

    nk (dbc370)

  15. If Superman saw Harvey Wallbanger, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan jump off the top of the Empire State Building, he’d swoop in and rescue Miss Paltrow. The other two can go Splat! and it only helps society.

    The Dana with good taste (c280b6)

  16. What’s with mcgowans odd eastern European look,

    narciso (d1f714)

  17. alyssa’s a good pickle

    got a work ethic that one

    and you don’t wanna piss off her mom that’s for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  18. Both “I, too” and “Me, too” are sentence fragments, and thus both are incorrect. They can be understood, when placed in context with other conversation, but that doesn’t make either correct.

    The grammatically correct Dana (c280b6)

  19. plus she reminds me of cookies

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  20. child rape fan Natalie Portman could use a cookie

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. 18, she is classic I-talian (from Bensonhurst to boot) so you are right on general principle re her mom, I’m sure less than 6 degrees separated from made people.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  22. Fewer.

    Stannis Baratheon (341ca0)

  23. My left leg is a pickle. It started with my ankle. Moved up to my hip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=WAFKsQkfSY0

    I guess I should have quit playing rugby earlier.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  24. On the plus side having spent the big bucks for the soft cast and the crutches I don’t need to wait in line at the DMV. The state trooper pulled me out of line.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  25. OK, what is a Chinese chick? Do the Han taste the same as the Manchu? And I’ve done my level best but not having tasted them all I can’t say Chinese girls taste different.

    Steve57 (0b1dac) — 10/17/2017 @ 3:50 am

    I’m pretty sure if you get two rising tones in a row the next one is a falling then rising tone. That’s been my experience.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  26. Who Is the Boss?
    Pinandpuller (16b0b5) — 10/17/2017 @ 1:52 pm

    Not me.

    Ask anyone.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  27. 15.”If Superman saw Harvey Wallbanger, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan jump off the top of the Empire State Building, he’d swoop in and rescue Miss Paltrow.”

    I haven’t read all that much of the Weinstein affair but what I have read seems to put Ms McGowan in a rather favorable light….at least compared to all the female stars now calling Harvey disgusting but were quiet when it mattered…..and oh yeah btw were ‘woke’ enough to sign the “Lay off Roman Polanski!‘ petition (e.g. Emma Thompson).

    Still waiting to see if Whoopi tells us that Harvey’s transgressions were not “rape rape”.

    harkin (36810b)

  28. Me neither. –Brad Paisley

    AZ Bob (f60c80)

  29. Harkin wrote:

    I haven’t read all that much of the Weinstein affair but what I have read seems to put Ms McGowan in a rather favorable light

    The lovely Miss McGowan wore the famous “ass dress” to the Video Music Awards with Marilyn Manson one year. She might well be telling the truth about Harvey Wallbanger, but it’s still somewhat difficult to see — pun most definitely intended — anything other than she’s willing to sell sex for stardom.

    The Dana who remembers (c280b6)

  30. Frankly, from those picks Dana, McGowan looks like a female version of Harvey Ballbanger.

    Rev.Hoagie® (6bbda7)

  31. Helen of Troy is said to have had a face that launched a thousand ships. Rose McGowan has a mouth that looks like it lowered a thousand “masts”.

    nk (dbc370)

  32. Diane kruger was perhaps the only right casting in troy, not one of Wolfgang petersens smarter prijects

    narciso (d1f714)

  33. that one’s a keeper Mr. nk

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  34. Like I said last week, sex with a potted plant is less embarrassing and less of a lapse in taste than sex with Rose McGowan. Less risk of contracting some horrible disease too.

    nk (dbc370)

  35. i see Rose McGowan as kind of a Jiminy Cricket figure in all this

    jiminy wasn’t a for reals cricket and rose isn’t a for reals actress

    but they’re both more or less reliable narrators

    especially when they talk about underaged hollywood butt sex

    happyfeet (28a91b)


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