Day: June 4, 2014

Tips from the Editor – You and I vs. You and Me

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By Kelly LaycockYouMe2

There you are, listening to your favourite Lady Gaga album (just bear with me), and you hear her sing:

Something, something about this place
Something ’bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah, something about, baby, you and I

(Lady Gaga, “You and I”)

And if Lady Gaga is singing it, it must be correct, right? So we perpetuate it, and eventually it sounds correct. Pretty soon we’re saying things like “Between you and I”:

Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
No, nothing can come between
You and I.

(One Direction, “You and I”)

Does this not make other people cringe when they hear it? And I don’t necessarily mean the music (I leave that to personal taste), but do these famous people not have a single person in their crew to tell them that their songs are INCORRECT? What are their editors doing? We have let all of our standards go down the drain. All right, Lady Gaga’s had to rhyme. I’ll give her a little freedom for artistic expression, but One Direction had no constraints. They just plain got it wrong.   Read the rest of this entry »