The column about Teresa May just posted by Splinter reminded me of something I’ve been noticing for several years.
From the column: “...a senior Tory said: "From now, me and only six mates will be able to stop anything happening."
I assume that a senior MP would certainly have a decent education, and from childhood he would have known that 1) an objective pronoun is never used as a subject, and 2) when a compound subject included the person speaking, the speaker refers to himself last, not first. Thus “six mates and I” rather than “me and six mates.”
I sometimes hear this “me & my colleagues” construction in the US, from otherwise articulate and well respected tv journalists. It sets my hair on fire.
This used to be street urchin talk. What happened?