Anyone refer to themselves in the third person?

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02-10-2016, 06:08 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2016, 02:57 AM by malmon. Edit Reason: Title)
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Whenever I'm thinking about something involving me, i always think to myself "we", instead of "I", as if there was someone else in my head listening to my thoughts. For example, when I go shopping, I think to myself, "we should buy some prawns", instead of "I should buy some prawns".

Does anyone else here do something like this, or am I losing it?
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02-10-2016, 09:27 PM
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"We" is actually third person. "You" is second person. Second person is a bit tricky. Think of those books where it's like "you pick up a book and read it. you find out it's about herbal plants." That's second person. "I, me, my" is first person.

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02-11-2016, 02:57 AM
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Hmm, I always thought that third person referred to when one addresses someone other than themselves, i.e. "he", "she", "they" etc. Oh well, guess I better fix the title.
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02-11-2016, 11:13 AM
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i do that all the time. i also seem to unconsciously pretend i'm in a conversation when i'm thinking. i've never considered myself particularly sane though. ^_^

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02-11-2016, 01:53 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2016, 01:54 PM by metod.)
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(02-10-2016, 09:27 PM)losi Wrote: "We" is actually third person.
Still wrong.

He/She/It is third person. In my case saying "Metod is having fun", instead of "I'm having fun" would be saying it in third person.

"We" is first person plural.


And I don't do that. Once or twice I tried doing something like that on purpose, but never it was my thing.

edit: i sometimes argue with myself though.

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02-11-2016, 03:31 PM
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>>36554
> i do that all the time.

Guess you're no longer so unique ;)
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02-11-2016, 06:34 PM
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(02-11-2016, 01:53 PM)metod Wrote:
(02-10-2016, 09:27 PM)losi Wrote: "We" is actually third person.
Still wrong.

He/She/It is third person. In my case saying "Metod is having fun", instead of "I'm having fun" would be saying it in third person.

"We" is first person plural.


And I don't do that. Once or twice I tried doing something like that on purpose, but never it was my thing.

edit: i sometimes argue with myself though.

rip english grade.

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02-11-2016, 06:54 PM
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I always got awful grades in English.
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02-11-2016, 07:04 PM
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(02-11-2016, 06:54 PM)malmon73 Wrote: I We always got awful grades in English.

ftfy

but for real, I do this as well. I think I may have some mental problems though

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02-11-2016, 07:54 PM
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Well, I talk to myself sometimes, but I'm pretty sure everyone else does that too.

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02-11-2016, 09:04 PM
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(02-11-2016, 07:54 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: Well, I talk to myself sometimes, but I'm pretty sure everyone else does that too.

that wasn't the question, it was that when you talk to yourself, do you use "we" instead of "I?"

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02-11-2016, 09:23 PM
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(02-11-2016, 09:04 PM)nerd Wrote:
(02-11-2016, 07:54 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: Well, I talk to myself sometimes, but I'm pretty sure everyone else does that too.

that wasn't the question, it was that when you talk to yourself, do you use "we" instead of "I?"

Oh, well yeah nope.

Well... yeah nope. Just use "I".

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02-12-2016, 09:06 PM
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No I do not. I do however talk to myself, but I never use third or second person. Seems borderline crazy.
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02-12-2016, 10:48 PM
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yes, i do that very often

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02-13-2016, 08:47 AM
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Well, cool - guess we're not tooooooo weird then :D
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02-13-2016, 08:19 PM
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I guess sometimes I do. Maybe, I don't really know now that I think about it.
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02-14-2016, 04:35 AM
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I might've done that a few times, but it'd be few and far between.
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02-14-2016, 08:14 PM
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Em would never do such a thing, he thinks that only crazy people do so.
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