So I propose a new word: 'wex' to mean we-but-not-you, or the exclusive 'we'.
It has lots of advantages:
- It is short and easy to spell
- It has an X in it. Anyone from marketing will tell you that is a good idea.
- I thought of it.
This isn't the only idea I have for tidying up the rougher edges of English. We have issues with the plural of 'you', for which there are ugly solutions like y'all and yous (okay, maybe you don't think those are ugly, but this is my blog and I do). And wouldn't it make life easier for people learning English if we stopped modifying word endings all over the place when we don't need to.
But no one is going to make any progress on those ideas. Wex, however, is a simple and easy addition to the language we can just start using today. Let me know how it goes for you.