Is that a royal "we?" -- A sassy kid may have snapped this comeback at his mother after she suggested "we" clean the garage or perform some other undesirable chore.
Also known as a Victorian "we," the royal "we" is sometimes used by high-ranking or majestic folks as they refer to their single selves in plural form.
"We don't care for bubble bath without gold flakes," said the prince.
Pretty high brow stuff.
I don't worry about my kids mouthing off like that. It's not because they are so well-disciplined. They've just never heard the expression.
I mourn the death of such sayings and feel that "we" have an obligation to bring them back!
I know what you're thinking...go ahead, say it...
"What? You got a mouse in your pocket?"