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By  mahabuddha  |  0

Would people stop using "myself" to sound more business like. You are using incorrectly. Your sentence should read, "...admired the photo of ME, my husband and my teenage daughters..." Myself is a reflexive pronoun such as "I kicked the ball MYSELF."

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  st0815  |  9

There is the implicit assumption there that the guy was estimating her age and the age of the people in the picture and then figuring out if that's a possible constellation etc. That's very unlikely though, people don't put that amount of thought into small talk, and men don't pay attention to details anyway. Sure his thought process could have been: kid looks like 16, mother perhaps around 25 when the kid was born, make same assumption for the grandmother, so age of the coworker would have to be around 25+25+16 = 66. It probably was more like this: Nice lady, must tell her about my lovely grandchildren. Oh she has a picture of children - if I ask her about her grandchildren, then I call tell her all about mine. "Are those your grandchildren?" *lady glares* Oh shit, it's just an old picture of her...

By  bowribbonmama  |  2

My mom will be a grandma to a teenager when she's 47, so it's possible. My nana is only 55 and has a 20 year old grandchild (me), a 17 year old grandchild, a 16 y/o g/c, a 15 y/o grandchild, a 3 y/o g/c and two great-grandchildren aged 2 and 4.

By  mahabuddha  |  0

Would people stop using "myself" to sound more business like. You are using incorrectly. Your sentence should read, "...admired the photo of ME, my husband and my teenage daughters..." Myself is a reflexive pronoun such as "I kicked the ball MYSELF."

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  One_In_Three  |  24

It's actually considered rude in modern culture to say "me, my husband and..." because you put yourself first in the sentence, it sounds as if you think of yourself as above the people who come afterwards.

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