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I'm confused when to use "My friend and I" and "I and Josh"

Could someone please elaborate on how or when I should use which please. Thanks in advance.
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You always say I last.

So correct way would be:
-My friend and I
-Josh and I
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English has a special sensitivity about using "I" and "we". People don't put "I" or "we" first.
(o) John and I went to town.
(o) John and we went to town.
(x) I and John went to town.
(x) We and John went to town.
This would be a social custom rather than a grammar rule.

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Is there a case where you say "I" or "we" first? Because I remember there was a gramar book used "I" first instead. Thanks
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If you are a king or a person like Charles DeGaulle or Saddam Hussein, you might be allowed to say "I and my people". George Bush? I don’t know whether he can be arrogant enough to use that sort of collocation in his speech.

"I believe in Thee, O God! Thou art righteous, and I and My people are wicked, and I acknowledge now that there is no god in the world beside Thee."

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Anonymous:
Paco2004English has a special sensitivity about using "I" and "we". People don't put "I" or "we" first.
(o) John and I went to town.
(o) John and we went to town.
(x) I and John went to town.
(x) We and John went to town.
This would be a social custom rather than a grammar rule.

paco
Are you sure?

plural, We, you and they ...

singular, You, he and I ...
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Hello, Paco!

Is it possible to use "me" instead of "I"? For example, "John and me went to town". Is it correct?
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Is it possible to use "me" instead of "I"? For example, "John and me went to town".
it's common in my english, i use it every day.

there is a prescriptive rule against it, on the shaky grounds that if you removed 'John and', all that is left is 'me', which would be ungrammatical Standard english:

(1) *Me went to town.

sam
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Sam, hello!

What is your English? British or American?

If you say it's possible to use "me", is it correct to place "me" in the beginning?

"Me and John went to town".

I mean if the mentioned custom works in that case, too.
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