Mudcat Café message #3994406 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #3994406
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
29-May-19 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Tommy Cooper:
The phone rang so I picked it up and said "Who's speaking, please?"
A voice said "You are."


So, in effect they were both wrong.
At the time Tommy asked "Who's speaking", he was speaking.
At the time the caller said "you are" the caller was also incorrect.