What is the difference:

-I want to drink something.

-Me too.


-I want to drink something.

-Me either.

  • possible duplicate of What is the difference between "me neither" and "me either"? (Me either is at the very least "uncommon", and I would say it's "non-standard, incorrect".) And Me neither is wrong in this context, because it's a "negative polarity" item, which doesn't work when you do want something (as opposed to agreeing with someone that you don't want it). May 31, 2015 at 21:43
  • Me either is extremely common. It's just dialectal.
    – user230
    May 31, 2015 at 21:50
  • @snailboat - I'm wondering if you could also tell me the difference between me either and me too and what us dialectal?
    – user5036
    May 31, 2015 at 22:35
  • 1
    Me either is used in many American dialects in the same meaning as me neither. The either version is rather more common here. But some AmE speakers and all(?) BrE speakers think me neither is the right way to say it, so it's probably safer for a learner to use me neither. (For some reason, people take this dialect difference very seriously!)
    – user230
    May 31, 2015 at 23:34
  • Useful: ell.stackexchange.com/questions/74390/…
    – Maulik V
    Nov 30, 2015 at 6:17

1 Answer 1


The first conversation is grammatically correct. It means that person A wants to drink something. Person B agrees and also wants to drink something.

Your second conversation is incorrect though. 'Me either' is not a valid form in English. The following would be correct if you didn't want to drink something:

-I don't want to drink something

-Me neither

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