Discouraging – that’s what it is. AOL (which certainly has enough extra money lying around to hire an editor) allowed this ad to go up on its website with a pronoun error.
Let’s find out what’s wrong, using the “Thumb Rule” (Rule 3 on Pronouns Made Simple).
The question is whether it’s “Champ and I” or “Champ and me.” These I/me questions crop up all the time. (Similar questions arise with he/him, she/her, we/us, and they/them.)
Here’s how you do it: Make the sentence shorter so that you can hear which word is correct: I or me.
Here is a new photo of I.
Here is a new photo of me.
Which is right?
Here is a new photo of me. CORRECT
So…use “me” when you make the sentence longer:
Here is a new photo of Champ and me. CORRECT