GDG- Is we is or is we ain't a Union?

keith mackenzie bluzdad at
Sun Jan 22 12:52:41 CST 2012

I dunno whutch youtawkinbout, I was nevuh dare.

"Hello! I'm The Doctor."
(Dr. Who)

 From: "CWMHTours at" <CWMHTours at>
To: gettysburg at 
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Is we is or is we ain't a Union?
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Now I am curious....

Over the years how often were you NOT there when it DID  happen?

"Just  the facts, ma'am." 

Your Most Obediant Servant

In a message dated 1/22/2012 1:47:27 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
cameron2 at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
<< And as a veteran university professor, I  can say that the situation is 

OK, perhaps one or  another of the professorial types here can finally set 
me straight on which  version of an expression I've used fairly often in the 
past with regard to  Gettysburg is correct:

1.  None of us was there when it  happened.
2. None of us were there when it happened.  

I've probably used both interchangably over the years.  I'm  guessing that 
# 2 might be the correct choice, on an "I was" - "We were"  basis, "us" 
being plural, but am willing to stand corrected.  As I said  before, English 
grammar was always somewhat lost on me. 

Jim  Cameron
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