Friday, June 23, 2006

Myself Flagellation

Yes, the paparazzi are annoying. But is that any excuse to abuse "myself"?

Pitt's security chief, Rich Malchar, issued this statement: "School officials and myself feel that some of these paparazzi are like predators who will recklessly take and sell photos of innocent children for money."

People: Myself is not a fancy substitute for me. Nor is it a replacement for I. Use it only after you've already used "I" in the sentence:
  • I looked at myself in the mirror.
  • I baked the bread myself.
  • I think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie should smile for the paparazzi, myself.

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