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April 21st, 2003


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03:12 am
we dehumanize people when we think of them as being in groups. sometimes it's neccesary to do so, you can't very well deal personally with every person in the world, but it is still a sad fact that you will deal with them differently as part of such and such community of persons than if you think of them as an individual whom* you might take out to lunch. or maybe you wouldnt, i dont presume to tell you your limits, but most of us would and do.

* who or whom? i can't remember. i always tell the difference because i know that the standard stereotype butler line "whom shall i say is calling?" is incorrect. but now i can't figure out how to read the sentence: is whom there the subject or object? is "I shall say who is calling?" a transformation or merely a similar sentence? okay nevermind that. i had a grammar crisis but i solved it.
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From:feste
Date:April 21st, 2003 02:05 am (UTC)
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From the alt.usage.english FAQ:

http://www.yaelf.com/aueFAQ/mifwhom.shtml
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From:feste
Date:April 21st, 2003 02:13 am (UTC)
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That's what the link says. No one does it instinctively. They also recommend using just Who for everything and forget the stupid Whom. It's archaic.
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From:feste
Date:April 21st, 2003 02:31 am (UTC)
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I admire your courage and determination. =)
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From:kingnixon
Date:April 21st, 2003 01:14 pm (UTC)
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generally i dont worry about it, but soemtimes i will write something that sounds wrong adn i need to figure it out
From:ramonesbrat
Date:April 21st, 2003 05:58 am (UTC)
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I like to dehumanize people.
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From:kingnixon
Date:April 21st, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
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and you do it so well

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