Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 15:36:19 GMT From: ****** Subject: singular 'we' This seems to be similar to a British use, such us ' Give us a hand', or 'Can you lend us 5 pounds', which are very common, in pretty much most dialects, certainly in England (I'm English myself) and practically always refer to an individual. I'm wondering whether there is some kind of link between these phenomena. Jim Walker Universite de Strasbourg