Do you say "we" when referring to groups you aren't a part of? The most common example would be when referring to the local group of millionaire sports players when reflecting on their current performance.
You mean when some is discussing their favorite team and they say "we just can't seem to..) ? That drives me nuts. You're not part of the team.
No. That would be incorrect.
When Pittsburgh sports have received upwards of 1.5k I'm going to consider them we.
Yes, yes I do. When there is that much emotional, financial And time investment I'm going to say my team and we lost. A true fan would. Those who only watch for some entertainment, they wouldn't be able to say it.
I don't think so. I'll say "we" in reference to society generally sometimes, but I consider myself a member of society. I'd never say "we" in reference to a sports team because I've no desire to be associated with that nonsense.
So you include people in Maine, Hawaii, or Alaska in "we?"
Not clear on what you're asking. If I'm talking about the US generally, I certainly include the different states in that.
Why? You're closer in proximity, exposure, and culturally to Mexicans than new englanders. Why do imaginary lines in the sand matter?
Are you asking me why the country has the borders that it does? I mean, that's a question with a long and complicated answer.
And I don't know that I buy your contention anyway. My husband is from New England, and we're pretty similar culturally.
I'm saying you have more in common with someone living in tijuana than in Maine whom you'll never meet.
Funny you mention Maine. My husband grew up there and my mother-in-law still lives there. She and I are pretty much peas in a pod.
But please, do go on and continue telling me you know who I am. This is getting entertaining.
It mildly annoys me when people say "we" when referring to their favorite sports team. Sorry, but you had no hand in that winning field goal.
Seriously. Everyone knows it was Jesus who won the game, because he hates the other team.
Hey, if I didn't yell at my TV then they wouldn't have made the play :)
You're both right. Jesus hates the other team and your yelling matters. :)
If you didn't yell at your tv maybe Ovi would have a Cup :P
This line of communication between everybody, reminds me of those stupid beer commercials. They were funny as hell though.