“Would you like some ice cream?” asked Mother.
“Yippee! All three of us would!” cried six-year-old Dean.
“Three? I only see you.”
“Oh, no, there are three: me, myself, and I. That means three bowls of ice cream!”
“Oh,” she said, coughing once and rolling her eyes.
Thus began Dean’s disastrous, short-lived career as a stand-up comedian.
But seriously, folks—when do we use the pronouns me, myself, and I? Specifically, how do we properly use reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, herself, ourselves, etc.)? Are they just another way of saying I/me, you, her, and us? Continue reading “Me, Myself, and I: Using These Pronouns Correctly”