me/myself; you/yourself

30 Mar

When I order prints, etc, from iPhoto I have to check a box that says “Send to myself” – no people, that should be “Send to me”. Substituting “myself” for “me” and “yourself” for “you” is increasingly common – and increasingly irritating. “Myself” and “yourself” are reflexive pronouns – they refer back to to the subject of the sentence: I [subject] bought myself a drink; you [subject] bought yourself a drink; it is incorrect to say “send to myself” or “I look forward to hearing from yourself”!

Today’s picture

Shot on the Great Ocean Road, Australia – the Australians seem to have adopted the American habit of stating the blindingly obvious!Image

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