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September 04, 2019

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Interesting stuff. But why, oh why do you (and why does anyone else) use "myself" instead of the simple and appropriate subject ("I") pronoun or object of a preposition or conjunction? This 21st-century tic seems to have infected the Internet, like the measles. It makes otherwise readable prose feel like a road strewn with rocks.

"Catherine...along with myself are [sic] the first persons [sic] to..."
"Catherine and I are the first people to..."
"Catherine, along with me, is the first person to...

"...the Mechanism and myself can report..."
"The Mechanism and I can report..."

The article does make me miss Paris, where I lived for almost 19 years and went to many performances of dance, which sometimes included mixed media elements.

Hi. Thanks for reading me and I’m glad you enjoyed it I didn’t know it was a fault; I do it automatically, without thinking and maybe I was trying to be cute - I often am. Since nobody copy edits me, i’ve no way of getting rid of my dialect tics. Bear with me. Best, Tracy

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