"We have us a great idea."


"We have us a great idea."


I heard the sentence in a movie, and although it is informal,  it is used nowadays. And "us" is in place of "ourselves". Is this true? Thank you for your help and time as usual.

edited Sep 19 '12 at 02:30 Hans Contributor

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Conversational speech is very often not grammatically correct.  It drives some of us crazy, but it is reality.  Personally, I don't tie that to intelligence, but to a matter of education and culture. 

link answered Sep 19 '12 at 04:32 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

That's why it is not easy for non native English speakers like me to learn it. But thanks to great people here, I can feel relieved.

HansSep 19 '12 at 05:05

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If you heard it in a movie, the character was probably being snidely humorous... or uninteligent. The proper sentence is simply: "We have a great idea."

link comment answered Sep 19 '12 at 03:43 mysticete Contributor

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