Jan 23 2010

The Three Meanings Of We

by posted in Quotes

In English we have three definitions of we: the regular we meaning you and I, as in “we had dinner together”; the royal we meaning I, as in “we are not amused”; and the marital we meaning you, as in “we need to take out the garbage.”

—Chris Bovbjerg, Letter to the Editors of the Economist

(via Charlie Park)

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