I have seen a meme which confuses me:
Others: have partners, do drugs etc.
Me: watches tv and sleeps
Is this grammatically correct and does “me” take singular verb form?
I have also heard comedians use this. My question is about verb agreement.
We say I watch tv and sleep but what about “me”? Is it “me watch tv and sleep” or “me watches tv and sleeps”?
Context is important in English, and especially today, ideas and concepts are often conveyed very succinctly.
The artist in me cries out for design (Robert Frost)
This can be crudely summarised as
- Me: Cries out for design
Therefore in a declarative sentence such as
Me: watches an entire season of a TV show in one night
The “me” above refers to the binge watcher, the lazy person or the procrastinator that lives inside. The speaker describes him or herself as if they were a third person, a separate identity.
Note that when the subject is “I” the verb that follows is not in the 3rd person singular, it’s “I hate” not “I hates” but in today’s internet culture, the deliberate misuse of grammar is often used for humor.
“i hates da sun, i hates da beach, i hates you too”
I hate it when [the] healthy [person in] me
does the groceries because now
[the] fat [person in] me needs a snack.
- Me: I’m not dramatic
- Also me: cries after a haircut = I am also someone who cries after a haircut
- [The polite person in me says] “I love it!!”
- [The real person in me] goes home and cries