Sorry, Kurt, but you are wrong. "You" is the subject. The best way to analyze sentences, when they are questions is to reformat the question as a statement (at least, that's the way I used to teach English grammar 30+ years ago). In this case, simply re-word it as "You are calling whom a toady." Instead of "Whom" you could substitute a proper name (say, Kurt), if it helps to make more sense. "Whom" (or Kurt) is the object, not "You".

Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kurt Anderson
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:36 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: COBOL is back!!!

If you're calling him on his grammar it's my understanding that 'who'
and not 'whom' is appropriate in that sentence. 'Who' is correct
because it is the subject and not the object of the sentence. Unless of
course you were playing on the sentence's typo and felt that the
reaction to the sentence should also include another error.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Kurt Anderson
Application Developer
Highsmith

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Terrence Enger
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 10:15 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: COBOL is back!!!

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 08:48 -0800, James Lampert wrote:
Mike Cunningham wrote:
Has anyone ever seen an analysis of the lines of RPG code running
toady?

Just exactly who are you calling a toady?

Ahem, do you not mean ...
Just exactly whom are you calling a toady?

In light of Muphry's Law <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaudere's_Law>,
I'm going off now to look for my asbestos underwear.

Cheers,
Terry.


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