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Calling all Cards!

Having just mailed my cards for Project G.I.V.E. M.E. (that is, Great Internet Valentine Exchange, Metafilter Edition), and having had at least as much fun as I did with the winter holiday cards, I'm wondering if there's enough momentum and interest for another project. [more inside]
posted by The Underpants Monster on Feb 7, 2018 - 41 comments

Use of the "we" when referring to the United States

Since not everyone is USian, I think it would be a good idea for people to refrain when possible from using "we" when discussing the people of the United States. This especially rankles when discussing military action, as in "we should drop a nuclear weapon," as even fellow citizens may not want to be included in that "we". [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Feb 28, 2014 - 633 comments


What happened to WeEndure? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Aug 11, 2011 - 19 comments

The "royal we" or the Metafilter "we?"

Warning: This is a slightly silly question.

When people say "we" on MeFi, who are they referring to? An example of this is here - sorry plep, not meaning to pick on you but your comment reminded me of a thought I have often had. A username refers to a single person, so when I see someone say "we" instead of "I", I get confused. Do couples regularly browse MeFi together? Do friends split the $5 sign up and share an account? Do businesses have an account for urgent AskMe questions? Please indulge my curiosity.
posted by Orange Goblin on Feb 1, 2006 - 34 comments

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