"Exactly whom I'm supposed to be."

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by swee'pea99, 26 May 2011.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    "whom"? Suddenly noticed this in the lyrics of 'Should I stay or should I go'. I mean, I know it's grammatically correct 'n all, but it's not very...punk, eh?
  2. Angelfishsolo

    Angelfishsolo A Velocipedian

    Those Eton educated Punks whot ;)
  3. LosingFocus

    LosingFocus Lost it, got it again.

    Mr Jones, not Mr Strummer.
  4. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    ...on the slake
    He didn't go to Eton, it was a public school though, old chap!
  5. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    That's bugged me for years, great song but that line grates every time I hear it.
  6. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Isn't it a contraction of 'who am I supposed to be'?

    that is, who'm I supposed to be.
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  7. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    and here was me thinking it was 'who mi supposed to be'. A kind of liaison.
  8. It's a shite song anyway. If I never hear it again it'll be too soon. I never really got the Clash, it always sounded to me like they were pretending.
  9. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    biggrin.gif ....+ The Smiffs.
  10. Billiben

    Billiben New Member

    It's so wrong. The verb "to be" is a copulative verb. Therefore "who I'm supposed to be" is correct.
  11. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    You copulate to verbs?
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  12. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Steady on chaps ! Family forum and all that. What what.
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  13. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Let me be the first to say ....

    "Holy thread resurrection".
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  14. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Lol i was still having a spit wash when this was posted!!!
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  15. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I'm guessing you eat Spam?
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