Friday, June 27, 2008

Whom's next?

Poor misunderstood "whom." I find myself sticking up for it when people are talking about tying a rock to it and tossing it in a lake somewhere. It's a nice pronoun! It can has caseburger! It just wants you to like it!

So it pains me to remind assorted desks out there that if you don't stop pulling its tail, somebody's going to come downstairs and take "whom" away for good:

York County authorities are looking for a man whom they say broke into a Fort Mill home earlier this week and struggled with a 15-year-old girl who was inside the residence.

Bet them isn't. Bet them are looking for ... well, I'm not sure whatm them'm looking for:

The Observer's news partner, WCNC-TV, said the sheriff's office released a description of the suspect Thursday, saying he fled in an older-model white Lexus with tinted windows and a rear spoiler.

Well, we are what we drive, but (rogue Lexus stalks S.C. town!) -- sure we didn't mean "a description of the CAR"?

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Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Whom has been dying for more than a century now. It hasn't been pretty. We should just let it go. We do okay with what - not to mention you, it and every noun.

But if you're gonna use it - please get it right.

5:23 PM, June 27, 2008  

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