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There's a pile of scrap timber, rubble and general turds in the road opposite my work with a hand-written sign reading "Free Shed". Tell us about random, completely hatstand stuff and people you've seen

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(, Thu 21 Apr 2011, 11:38)
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when he was a little boy
We were walking back from a happy evening spent in the pub, myself, my daughter and my son. We'd had a lovely time, eaten from the barbeque, they'd played on the slides and climbing frames with the other kids, the sun was setting, and we got to talking as we walked.
"I know it's been a bit strange, moving to another school, a new house with only a little garden and all that, but you've both held up really well, and I'm proud of you both"
Both littlies went a bit quiet, then my son tucked his hand into mine and squeezed,as he said "It's OK Mum, in fact it could be a lot worse"
"How's that son?" I asked
"We could live in a potato!" he shouted over his shoulder as he scampered off after his big sister.
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 10:01, 15 replies)
That reminded me
of my second youngest daughter, some years ago.
The little blonde girl was whirling around the front yard when someone asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer:
"a horse"
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 11:33, closed)
She'd obviously seen the same video I had

(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 14:14, closed)
You don't want to hear this, so don't read it.
First sentence, should be 'I' not 'myself'. It is apposition, the people at the end are the same 'thing' as the 'we' at the beginning, and you should be able to replace the 'we' at the beginning with the last part. So, if you follow normal conventions it would read something like:
We were walking back from a happy evening spent in the pub, my daughter, my son and I.
To demonstrate the apposition, you could write it without the apposition as:
My daughter, my son and I were walking back from a happy evening spent in the pub.
Another example of apposition is:
Rome, the eternal city, is eternally shit. Which means more or less the same if you wrote: 'Rome is eternally shit', or 'The eternal city is eternally shit.' It's the same thing, but you are indicating it in two different ways.
Going back the the original sentence, if you wrote:
Myself, my daughter and my son were walking...
it looks a little odd, and to make it clearer still, if you drop the son and daughter you'd have something like:
Myself was walking.
Which is quite odd. Myself is normally used as a reflexive pronoun, ie to show actions that the subject does to the itself, where the subject and the object are the same, such as 'I cut myself shaving'. If you used regular subject and object pronouns in one of these reflexive structures you would have something like 'I cut me shaving', So, reflexive pronouns are a special case used when the action reflects back on the subject (the thing doing the action).
Of course, this isn't the only use of words like myself. It can be used as part of an adverb (describing how something is done, or adds meaning to the verb) as in 'by myself', or as part of an idiomatic construction like 'me, myself and I'.

Now to confuse matters, you could write something like:
I walked myself back from the pub. Walk being used here in the same sense you might say 'I walked the dog', ie as a transitive rather than an intransitive verb. But in this instance there is not apposition, but reflexion (when used transitively, the verb takes an object, and since object and subject are the same, it reflects and takes a reflexive verb).
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 15:20, closed)

(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 15:23, closed)
fuk offe
you pedantic cunt

fair enough, denounce 'text speak' but seriously. you absolute winner.

funny story and a click just to piss you off
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 16:55, closed)
Shouldn't you be on 4chan with all the other trolls?

(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 17:50, closed)
Fucking hell.
That's more nutterish than me. Take whatever you got up your ass out
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 19:08, closed)
Cheeky arse. =p
(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 23:07, closed)
Quiet Sunday arvo was it?

(, Sun 24 Apr 2011, 23:19, closed)
very quiet.

(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 1:33, closed)
I love you.

(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 8:07, closed)
I don't have a fucking clue what you're talking about.
but the first post made perfect sense to me.
(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 11:27, closed)
I had vague thoughts of posting something a bit snarky on the myself theme
but this pretty much covers it. Myself declares me satisfied.
(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 11:47, closed)
You are a transvestite verb

(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 12:47, closed)
I like the way your son thinks!
Have a click! :o)
(, Mon 25 Apr 2011, 2:29, closed)

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