Chris Berman of ESPN became another victim of Nominative Case over-usage during his recap of the Baltimore / New England football game. Referring to the Patriots owner Robert Kraft, he said
“…It’s been an emotional year for he and his family…”
No, Chris, it’s been an emotional year for him and his family. You don’t think so? Read this mission:
This blog 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 incorrect and stupid-sounding to say “Me and him threw the ball to each other”, it is also incorrect and uneducated to say “Dad threw the ball to he and I”. The correct construction is “Dad threw the ball to him and me”.