Sasoc fights to preserve and defend the dative, accusative, and ablative cases inherent in the English language. This is because in the last 20 years otherwise educated people have feared that use of these cases makes them sound stupid, but they have it exactly backwards. While it is true that saying “Me and him threw the ball to each other” is incorrect and stupid-sounding and no one should ever say it, it is also true that it is completely correct to say that “Dad threw the ball to him and me”. These days, the latter sentence becomes “Dad threw the ball to he and I”, which educated types say proudly, and wrongly.
On a well-listed to radio show yesterday, Jim Gray said the following about the order of broadcasting during the LeBron James 1-hour tv special during which he announced his NBA team choice:
“…and then they’ll throw it out to LeBron and I…”
No, that would be “..throw it out to LeBron and me…”, or the Dative case.
Later, in an incorrect reversal, he said
“…It’ll be LeBron and me and no one else…”
No, that would be “…LeBron and I”, or the Nominative case.