Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Redundant objects

Here in the South, we often hear redundant objects used in everyday speech. For example, we will hear something like "I need to buy me some new shoes," or "I need to go out to the college and take me some courses." In both cases, the 'me' is totally unnecessary. The sentence makes sense without it.
This usage is rather comical. Would you take courses for some else or buy shoes for another person? It is just a little quirk of southern speech.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

eBay Fraud

I get a lot of funny emails. But I just received one from eBay that really yanked my chain.
This message says that I have been on a super sales streak, and since I have done so well, I am being recognized as a PowerSeller Silver!!!!!

Supposedly this now gives me all sorts of goodies and freebies.

The only thing wrong with all this is that I have never sold anything on eBay. Do you suppose they are jsut shotgunning this to everybody? Really makes them look stupid!