Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Grammar for Spammers

This came to our Inbox today from a "nice girl" named Troy Swift:
Hello! I am bored today. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Email me at h@docmaildirect.info only. Mind me sending some of my pictures to you?

We're posting this not because of the unlikelihood of a nice girl going by the name of Troy Swift, but rather, because of a debate we sometimes hear. Is it "me sending" or "my sending"?

It depends.

If Troy is asking whether I object to her in particular sending the pictures, it would be "object to me sending."

If she wonders whether I object to the general act of sending pictures (probably nude) to strangers online, then it would be "my sending."

The answer either way, however, is YES. Go away, Troy!

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