Am I the only one whose flesh crawls when someone says, "Here I am, sat on the sofa watching TV" or a BBC reporter broadcasts "I'm stood just outside the walls of Amatrice", and suchlike? In the olden days we used to say "sitting" and "standing" and it seems to me that the ubiquitous "sat" and "stood" started to creep in about 10 years ago and are now more or less universal. Now I'm not such a pedant as to resist a language evolving in whatever way it wants to go, but I do find this usage extremely ugly! Moreover, in the dark ages "sat" and "stood" would be transitive, e.g. "I stood the vase on the window sill" or "She sat the toddler in the buggy". The BBC has rolled over without a murmur and I would guess that about 90% of their journalists now say "sat" and "stood" - even the more venerable ones. Just waiting for Melvyn Bragg to join the turncoats! Am I a lone voice here?