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An expatriated Brit. Will code for food.

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comment “X and I” versus “Me and X”
I'd like to point out that this is not remotely an exact duplicate of the proposed question, which is concerned with copulas and prepositions. And nor is it a duplicate of the more relevant "he and I" style questions. I'm quite aware of the rules surrounding the usage, which the previous questions I found discuss; quite clear on what is taught to be correct and the theories behind that. I'm asking whether the use is regional or not, which the previous questions didn't ask, so while it may overlap there is no way it's an exact duplicate.
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asked “X and I” versus “Me and X”
Oct
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comment “Bob's your uncle” … no he's not!
There are phrases involving 'Aunt Fanny' in British English though not 'Fanny's your aunt', to my knowledge. (Incidentally, there are still people who call themselves 'Fanny' in the UK, despite the connotations, much as people call themselves 'Dick'. It's not a common thing, but it's not unheard of. Context is everything.)
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answered What's earlier than an early bird?
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comment How is the ending -le or -el determined?
"it's" versus "its" isn't that complicated a rule ;)
Feb
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answered To put on the thinking cap
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comment To put on the thinking cap
More commonly it's my thinking cap or your thinking cap. Apparently we all have one each, there's not just the one cap we all share. ;)
Feb
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answered “I will go up to the stores”
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answered Tenses for two clauses joined by “if only”
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comment What is the correct pronunciation of “AJAX”?
I always considered it a derivation of the name of the household cleaner. Eye-acks is very much a Dutch pronunciation of the spelling.
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answered “I'm right, aren't I?”
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