|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 19, 2001, 19:16|
At 4:39 pm -0500 18/3/01, David Peterson wrote:
>In a message dated 3/18/01 12:20:43 PM, smithma@UCLA.EDU writes:
><< "I am a native English speaker whom has never had trouble communicating
>with others". >>
>Eek. You see? Now no one knows how to use it. Now it's strictly a
>register thing. You use "whom" to mean "who" whenever you want to sound
>fancy. Well, I don't like it!
At 12:31 am -0500 19/3/01, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote:
>> >"From whom", definitely.
>Well, some people hypercorrect and use "whom" in subject position. I
>can't think of any examples at the moment, but I have heard it a few
I'm not aware of this particular hypercorrection over here - that, I guess,
is why I was puzzled.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]