Hank, baby -- I know that you know which pronouns follow a preposition. So I nearly fell on the floor upon reading "even for we city dwellers" in your column in today's paper.

To avoid talking country hick-style, many of our fellow citizens overcorrect and use the nominative case in all circumstances to avoid saying, for example, "him and me went to Orleans." So when the meaning is "for him and me," they over-correct by saying "for he and I." Doesn't that sound like fingernails on a blackboard?

I just didn't think you were one of those -- especially in print!

Kathryn Corbett, Eureka

Sweet Spot: Josh Kinch is in kinchtastic form this week, but we're going to spread the wealth a little bit and honor Kathryn Corbett's freelance copy editing. Confidential to Kathyrn, who wins a Bon Boniere sundae for sending our favorite letter of the week -- punctuation inside the quotation marks! This is the United States of America!

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