Several weeks ago I wrote a post about people on TV and their questionable grammar. I mean, these people get paid to speak, so they should do it pretty well — in my opinion. I have been watching pretty constant election coverage lately, and I have collected the following goofs. Yes, I know it is easy to make a minor mistake when we talk and we all do it. Nonetheless, there are certain things that make us cringe. Here are some of the goofs I noticed in the past couple of weeks:
- Don’t know who said this, but likely someone on MSNBC: Rachel or myself will . . . (should be Rachel or I)
- San Francisco radio personality who shall remain unnamed: Someone must have saw it. (ouch!)
- Same person as #2: She had sat it on the shelf. (ouch again!)
- Rachel Maddow: Me and my . . . (as the subject of a sentence — didn’t she go to Stanford or something? And I do love her show.)
- Syndicated financial radio show: Always didn’t believe . . . (huh?)
- Late Hubert Humphrey: This didn’t work too good either.
- Wolf Blitzer: The presidential candidates they will weight in . . .
- Bernie Sanders: The differences between Secretary Clinton and myself . . . (should be ME!)
- Gary Johnson, libertarian presidential candidate: Belong to you and I.
- Some district attorney on the radio: He run over him, and he run away.
- Donald Trump: . . . less votes . . .
- Donald Trump: Try and bring in votes. (try TO)
- John Kasich: Our parents hoped that us kids would be better off . . .
- Donald Trump: Join Melania and I on the show.
- Donald Trump: They picked it up accurate.
- Democratic pundit on CNN, who I think was kidding: It’s a lot funner to win.
- Haley whatever, the sparkly-eyed blonde Trump supporter on CNN: He is domineering the Eastern states. (Shouldn’t that be dominating?)
I will keep listening and cringing . . . so you don’t have to.