Posted: Sep 19, 2019 7:56 am
by Spearthrower
LucidFlight wrote:"I spoke to Sam and they said to come over later."

FWIW, I can see where confusion might arise. For instances where "they" refers to Sam (definite usage?), ...

That is propa English as far as I'm concerned!

I'd even say:

I spoke to Sam and they said they were* coming over later

So if you all just speak this horrid north London dialect, all these problems will simply go away, innit?

Note I wouldn't use 'was' which means I must have the middle class version of my horrid north London dialect... um, isn't it?