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Does 'yourself' get annoyed?

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Living in the home town of Lynne Truss, being pernickety about grammar perhaps runs in our blood. And so it is that I feel the time has come to call out a habit which is in danger of becoming universal: needlessly replacing the word you with yourself.

Recent examples we've been treated to range from the empathetic, “What does yourself think about that?”, to the baffling “Thank you, it’s been a pleasure speaking to yourself.” to the infuriating “Let me give you their details so you can call themselves.”

We always encourage people to call and talk to us about their holidays. If any of you out there want to call but are frozen for fear of being subjected to meaningless yourselves, please don’t worry, at Pura Aventura, you will always be you, and them will be them.

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The Pothole is Pura Aventura's popular monthly email. We share what we love, what interests us and what we find challenging. And we don't Photoshop out the bits everyone else does. We like to think our considered opinions provide food for thought, and will sometimes put a smile on your face. They've even been known to make people cry. You can click here to subscribe and, naturally, unsubscribe at any time.

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