Right, I'm trying to build a sentence of dialogue, uttered by one of my characters with - well - an idiosyncratic way of speaking. Here's what he says: “Well now, presumably, Kiddo, the future you — to whom he’s talking — knows the precise date and time that it all happens. Should we not be asking him this? Makes sense really.” This fella' speaks with exactly Michael Caine's voice, and is inclined to embellish his sentences with rather 'arty' turns of phrase, if that's any help. Can I get away with this sentence, would you say, or is it a nightmare to read? And is 'whom' correct here? I'd like to use it because the character would put it in if it's correct to do so. But is 'the future you' the object or subject here? Gah!