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September 08, 2008



Sorry for this, but I have to express my number one pet peeve, which can be found in the following sentence: "It was a great day for Steve and I." Why do people think it's never correct to use the word "me"?


Despite the unstressed syllable, I'd go with "a historical moment" to keep things pure and AP stylish :) My copy (from 2003) has "a historic event" as one of the examples.

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