I am not the greatest grammarian. I make mistakes frequently. I also like to make-up words and use things as adjectives that really aren't adjectives. It's fun. Makes for good television when you read my stuff. I don't proofread my posts nor do I spell-check them, so you get my thoughts in all their grammar-mistakes (see, what I'm saying about the adjectives thing?) glory. HOWEVER, I am tired of seeing the incorrect use of I when identifying pictures.
When you are labeling your pictures on MySpace or Flickr or anyfreakingwhere, please make note of the following.
It is "my sister and me" or "my best friend and me" or "Jessica and me" or "Billy Bob and me, standing in front of the Vegas chapel" for fuck's sake!
This is the rule I used to help Emmaline use me and I correctly. When you are identifying yourself as the subject of a sentence, use I. For example, Billy Bob and I were standing in front of the Vegas Chapel before our ceremony. If you remove Billy Bob from the subject (change the verb, of course), it would still make sense. I was standing in front of the Vegas Chapel before our ceremony. Try it the other way and it's illiterate speak for "Me stupid!" Billy Bob and me were standing in front of the Vegas Chapel. Me was standing in front of the Vegas.....
Now, let's apply the same rule to identifying pictures.
Billy Bob and me, Vegas Chapel.....Me, Vegas Chapel. Works, right?
Billy Bob and I, Vegas Chapel......I, Vegas Chapel. Who fucking talks like that?
If you can't do it right, just label yourself with your name. Takes all the guess work out of it. Holy Hell!
This is I in front of school. Yes, me can do it. Me can read.