Who vs Whom : Who Cares ?

by duncanr

puzzledOur resident grammar geek on Madhatters – Nobblysan – will have no need to read this post but those of us who agonize over whether to use ‘who’ or ‘whom’ in a sentence may find this article helpful – http://theoatmeal.com/comics/who_vs_whom

Or they may, like me, decide – other than nobbly – to whom does it matter ?

Or to put it another way – who cares? 😆

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28 Comments to “Who vs Whom : Who Cares ?”

  1. A great question? Who cares indeed?!

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  2. What a joy to comment and know Mr OCD grammar is missing. I loved that link but I am not sure it is lesson enough for me!

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  3. You lot may sneer, but what’s wrong with pointing out people’s misuse of English?

    It is your first language, so you have no excuse for not knowing it, and using it properly. When you see, especially online, how far standards have fallen, you should consider it your duty to respect it.

    (Was that all right, Nobberly?)

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  4. The him/whom substitution is what I’ve always used.

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  5. Hmmm. Who mistook whom…
    Who should we say was mistaken?
    Whom should we say was mistaken?

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  6. I have only one comment to make:-

    Apologise spelt with a fucking Z? – disgraceful when coming from a proud Scot. Whatever would Rabbie Burns have said?

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  7. Oh dear, we’re in the crap now

    Hello my old buddy Nobbles …. how was the holiday?

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  8. I’ve thought of a way of remembering it.

    Chris Froome, the cyclist: his name is an aural contraction of ‘from whom’.

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    • From whom did Chris Froome get his zoom?

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      • Fuck off !

        I’m not saying “Chris Froome, the cyclist, is there?” everytime someone knocks on the door. Neither am I going to enquire, “Hello, Chris Froome, the cyclist is calling, please?” each time the phone rings !

        Silly. Silly. Silly.

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        • No, no, you’ve misunderstood me, ratty!

          You don’t have to say ‘Chris Froome’, you just have to think it. Then it reminds you that, if there’s a preposition, such as ‘from’, it has to be ‘whom’!

          It’s like using ‘Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain’ to remind you of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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  9. Hmmm. While on holiday in Casablanca yesterday, I got stuck in long queue at a Cornish Corniche supermarket checkout. I could hear the checkout operator talking to her supervisor:

    ما هو التعطيل، فاطمة؟
    انها المنحرف القديمة مرة أخرى. وقال انه تحسين لغتي الإنجليزية، وذلك باستخدام أحمر رالي الدراجات معالجة قضبان منحنية إلى أسفل، ويرددون اسم الدراج.

    And then the police arrived and arrested some old git – he was complaining – something about “It’s all Sticky’s fault”

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  10. Hmmm. While on holiday in Casablanca yesterday, I got stuck in long queue at a Cornish Corniche supermarket checkout. I could hear the checkout operator talking to her supervisor:

    ما هو التعطيل، فاطمة؟
    انها المنحرف القديمة مرة أخرى. وقال انه تحسين لغتي الإنجليزية، وذلك باستخدام أحمر رالي الدراجات معالجة قضبان منحنية إلى أسفل، ويرددون اسم الدراج.

    And then the police arrived and arrested some old git – he was complaining – something about “It’s all Sticky’s fault”

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  11. I’ve translated your arabic and found the phrase “old pervert” quite offensive.

    I’m not old.

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