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D.A., I'm chuckling right now over the thought of an "electric engineer." Whether that would refer to his/her personality, dance moves, or what causes the engineer to move (if the engineer was electric, it seems likely the engineer wouldn't be human).

Patricia November 13, 2012, 8:37pm

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Changed history...reminds me of the History Channel's tagline. History: Made every day. In the sense that a person does anything at all, they change tomorrow's history. Since we've put it in the past tense (changed rather than changing), would that require time travel?

Patricia November 13, 2012, 8:32pm

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The original poster's question has come up for me, too. I have noticed a much greater use of "I" when it's the object of a preposition or a sentence -- among newscasters, pundits, actors, and even writers of all skin colors and ethnic origins -- as if people who were once corrected for saying "Me and Mitchell are going out" are now putting "I" everywhere just to be safe, as in "She talked to Mary and I," or, "He sat beside Jim and I." I've observed no racial or ethnic relationship, though most of the offenders do tend to be younger, perhaps under 40 or so.

MedEd October 31, 2012, 7:25am

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