Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shenanigans!


TIME: Around 11:00 pm.

PLACE: Darkened room upstairs.

THE PLAYERS: Me and Wifey. (Or is that Wifey and I?)

SCENARIO: I started clowning around about something.


CONVERSATION THAT FOLLOWED:

WIFEY: "I'm not in the mood for your clowning!"

ME: "Okay."

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(Wifey was hiding beside the bureau when she told me that)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wifey and me.

I Ain't No Oprah said...

You were also with Wifey?

Anonymous said...

Depends on what the meaning of "with" is.

Anonymous said...

Wifey and I.

(I was clowning...Wifey and I were clowning. Not me was clowning, me and wifey were clowning.)

Cake said...

That last anon comment was by someone who's clearly a genius.

Anonymous said...

I beg to disagree. The players were Wifey and me. Or the player is me. You would never say the player is I.
Sorry, I am clearly the genius in this case.

Strunk said...

Me refuse your beg.

White said...

Georgia and I went to the beach...wifey and I were acting like idiots.

Anonymouse said...

Trees is made into lumber.
Lumber are made into bureaus
Pussy is hiding beside tree.
IANO is rude calling pussy Wifey.
Wifey sure is furry with sharp teeth looking hungry.
Anonymouse go hide somewhere else.

last try said...

Dear EB:
The line was "The players (were) wifey and _____."
According to your rules, if I take out wifey, it would go like this: "the player was I."
I still like "the player was me," better.
But, whatevah.... I ain't gonna fight no more.

Grammar Nazi said...

Well, at least you put the punctuation inside the quotation marks like they should be...maybe there's hope for you.

Anonymous said...

There's definitely hope for I. It's you me's worried about.

Grammar Snob said...

Okay, that's it; I'm gonna go comma-tose if I don't split from this conversation right now-n. Full stop. Period. I'm pretty sure I hear my coffee colon, anyways, so I should, emm, dash away and get my breakfast. It's been lovely debating you, even if you are a serial grammar offender, Grasshopper. May your language always be active and your participles forever undangled!

Grammar Show-off said...

“I” is a nominative pronoun and is used as a subject of a sentence or clause, while “me” is an objective pronoun and used as an object. In this case the players were wifey and me- the player is the object being described.

If the pronoun was nominative, the statement would be I am the player. The player is naming himself.

Trust me on this- I'm an expert. Or, at least I play one on TV.

Judge Learned Hand said...

Hey Grammar(s):

Isn't it time you shuffled off this mortal coil or something?
I don't know how long you guys are supposed to last (my last grammar -Mom's mom- died back in '55 so it seems to me like all youse geezettes is passed you're "best befour" date.

Beatles said...

Don't Let Me Clown
(Or is that I?)

Clown Together

Grammatically Incorrect Beatles said...

Me's a Loser

And Me Loves Her

Me Is the Walrus