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Postby mpeach1976@yahoo.com » Wed May 07, 2014 8:27 pm

I myself do have a cattle dog...and that wasn't an accident. I wouldn't own any other breed, they are fantastic.
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Re: Dog

Postby LTDHO » Thu May 08, 2014 12:47 am

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Re: Dog

Postby themanw/oaname » Thu May 08, 2014 4:39 am

Why do people say "I myself" when "I" would work? You yourself have a cattledog? You yourself? If that doesnt sound right, then why does "I myself"?

"Saddens" and "Saddened" also bothers me; No. Whatever you're "saddened" about "makes you sad."
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Re: Dog

Postby mpeach1976@yahoo.com » Thu May 08, 2014 9:27 pm

No reason to be condescending... I posted about my cattle dog as nothing more than a talking point as Dog is a cattle dog also known as a blue heeler. I can delete my original post if it bothers that much.
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Re: Dog

Postby mpeach1976@yahoo.com » Thu May 08, 2014 9:39 pm

Further "I myself" would specify that my dog isn't shared. He is not a family dog, he is not a dog I'm training, he is not a dog that I am housing temporarily...no he is my dog and only my dog...belonging to me by myself. There are worse things, but like I said...I could always delete the original post if it is that bothersome.
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Re: Dog

Postby themanw/oaname » Fri May 09, 2014 5:13 am

Why not just "I have a cattle bred dog"? You arent the only person in the world with a cattledog bred dog. and since it's not a shared dog it's "my dog" not "myself dog." or "my self's dog" (which is even more redundant.)

"I myself" is redundant. It's saying "me me" or "i i" or "myself myself". You are talking about how you own a dog. Next to me is a cup of coffee. Is it "I am sitting next to a cup of coffee" or am "I myself am sitting next to a cup of coffee"? It's a waste of a word.

I raised a Rhodesian Ridgeback since she was a puppy. It doesnt even sound right for me to say "I myself raised a Rhodesian Ridgeback since she was a puppy." I cant even say that I lived by myself, because she lived there too. I myself lived by myself because she lived there too.

I myself like McDonalds. Me me like McDonalds.

Dont take this as a personal attack, it's a phrase that I see quite a bit of and it absolutely never makes any sense in context and always looks like a useless extra word in a phrase.
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Postby mpeach1976@yahoo.com » Fri May 09, 2014 8:53 am

What's a cattle bred dog? I'm talking about an Australian cattle dog. It doesn't matter. I would expect grammar corrections any place but here. Maybe there are forums for that.
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Re: Dog

Postby themanw/oaname » Fri May 09, 2014 8:58 am

I myself am wondering the same thing.
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Re: Dog

Postby mpeach1976@yahoo.com » Fri May 09, 2014 9:18 am

Hahaha...well played.
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Re: Dog

Postby Hitherepals » Thu May 15, 2014 2:09 pm

themanw/oaname wrote:Why do people say "I myself" when "I" would work? You yourself have a cattledog? You yourself? If that doesnt sound right, then why does "I myself"?


this might be a silly reason to finally register for this forum, but i felt the need to counter this pedantic post with my own pedantry.

it's perfectly fine to use reflexive pronouns like "myself" to add emphasis in sentences. you can use it the way he did, or you could say "myself, i own a cattle dog." or "i own a cattle dog myself." it's not redundant and there's nothing grammatically wrong with saying "i myself". yes, the sentence works perfectly well without "myself" but the meaning is not the same. by writing "i myself own a cattle dog" he's placing emphasis on his ownership of his dog alongside max's ownership of Dog. our language allows for this kind of nuance to make small, but important distinctions between seemingly similar sentences.
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