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Well, yes and no.
Take the example "Me and him got a six pack."
The article says this is wrong and that is technically true. On the other hand the grammatically "correct" "He and I got a six pack." sounds so unbelievably pompous that it's hard to believe anyone, of any social class (with the possible exception of Jacob Rees-Mogg who most certainly wouldn't be getting a six pack), could use it without eliciting at least a raised eyebrow.

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"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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"He and I got a six pack."


I think the reason it sounds pompous is the use of the term 6-pack. Try "He and I retrieved some craft IPAs from the refrigerator." Less pompous but also less likely to hear in the wild. Wink


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True, but going further down that road could you get more pompous than "He and I retrieved a bottle of the '57 from the wine cellar" ? (Not to mention the fact that only a heathen keeps his IPA in the fridge.)


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(Not to mention the fact that only a heathen keeps his IPA in the fridge.)


Chacun à son goût. In the States, it was mainly non-heathens behind Prohibition.


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Ah, yes, it was on WC by the memorable Richard English where I learned only the heathen keeps beer cold. Wink

The article is pretty accurate. On WC I've learned about that fourth camp. I really hadn't thought about that before.
 
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