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“Me neither.” or “Me either”

  • September 29, 2020, 11:28pm

Backstory:
In a show I am watching, The Thundermans, which should be italicized but my phone won’t let me.- *this is besides the point*

Anyways, in this show, Phoebe’s friends, Cherry, Oyster, Allison, and her brother, Max were all in relationships. Max and Allison and Cherry and Oyster. They were all constantly doing stuff together as couples, since Phoebe was single she was never apart of that. Never being apart of the group started to make her feel lonely and left out.

They mentioned going to the heart tree as couples, together. Phoebe said something about tagging along, so her friends assumed she was in a relationship again.

Allison said, “Awww Phoebe, you have a new boyfriend?!” Phoebe instead of being honest, lied and said, “yah I am”. Phoebes friend, Cherry, then said, “I can’t wait to meet him”. Phoebe, knowing her lies said, “me neither!”

that made me question- did she use the right form/text? So she lied, but her friends were excited to meet her boyfriend, she said under her breath, “me neither”.

Did she mean “neither am I” as in “I can’t wait either” or “I’m not either”?

Should she of said, “me either” as in “I can’t wait either” or “I can’t either”

I processed her response as, Phoebe just lied and now has to find a boyfriend for the heart tree couple “trip”. Cherry is actually excited to meet Phoebe’s “boyfriend” and Phoebe is “excited” because she will just be meeting this person or will just be meeting this person/friend as her “boyfriend”.
So I saw her response of, “me neither” in a couple different ways. I saw her response as: a) in she actually can’t wait to meet him, because she has to find a “boyfriend” fast
b) she can’t wait to meet him, because she knows she lied and messed up and doesn’t know what she is gonna do
c) I saw her response as wrong, because I thought she should of said, “me either” as in I cannot wait either!

After typing this I think she could’ve use either and it still would’ve been/is correct.

a) “me neither”- I can’t either or neither can I

- this would also represent I can’t wait to meet him either

-this could also represent Cherry saying, “I can’t wait to meet him” and Phoebe saying neither can I wait to meet him.

b) “me either” - I can’t either

extra info on this:

~(you typically would use “me either” in a negative phrase)-5 examples of this below⬇️

*Examples 1-4 show this w/negative phrases- Example 5 shows this w/a positive phrase *

Example 1:

[Person stating a phrase] Person A, “I don’t want to go to *person’s name* house!”

[Person responding to previous persons phrase] Person B, “me either”.

To explain this, Person A is saying, I don’t want to go to *person’s name* house and Person B is essentially saying, “I don’t want to go either.”

Example 2:

[Person stating a phrase] This person says, “I don’t like having to pick her up every-time we hangout!”

[Person that is being told the phrase] This person responds by saying, “me either”.

[What the Person being told the phrase’s response means] “I don’t like doing that either!”

Example 3:

Stacy: “I don’t really care for skittles!”

Kylee: “me either”

[What Kylee means] “I don’t care for skittles either”

Example 4: (examples of what responses would be/could be saying)

•“I don’t care for that person either”
•“I don’t want to exercise today as well”
•“I can’t wait for work to be over also”
•“I don’t feel like going in the store with mom either”

Example 5:

[Person 1: talking to Person 2] This person is saying, “I can’t wait for Christmas!”

[Person2: person that is being talked to] This person reply’s by saying, “me either”.

[What Person2’s reply also means]
“Neither can I”

~(“neither” is essentially “not either” so you use it in a confirmitive of a negative as in "Neither do I")