Occasionally, I will hear or read coworkers using "myself" in place of "me," as in:
If you have any questions, you can contact Gimli or myself.
I have sent the list to Legolas, Glorfindel, Aragorn, and myself.
This sticks out to me every time I hear it, and seems like an attempt to sound more professional than if they were to say "Gimli or me".
It seems wrong because you would not say "You can contact myself."
I also wonder if "myself" is an attempt to avoid the confusion of "me" versus "I" in a sentence.
- Is this a valid use of "myself"?
- Has anyone else experienced this, or is it a Midwestern regional idiom?