Me, Myself, and I

Americans are a pretentious lot. Don’t worry, I can say this with ease because I’m an American (however much at times I may not wish to be). And while it’s possible to explore the many ways in which we are pretentious, the one I’m going to explore today is — seemingly — a recent development: The overuse of “I” instead of plain, ol’ “me.”

Perhaps you’ve noticed this, too. Perhaps I’m alone in my peevish state (not a rare…

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A writer attempting to put her money where her mouth is. Or her ass where her money is. Or something like that. Apparently I also try too hard to be clever.

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Laura Probst

Laura Probst

A writer attempting to put her money where her mouth is. Or her ass where her money is. Or something like that. Apparently I also try too hard to be clever.

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