08 June, 2009

"Standard" English

No one seems to care much for the much-maligned "Standard" English I was taught when growing up, and apparently it was maligned longer before my time, too. When someone tried to scold Churchill for ending a sentence with a preposition, he said that this was "arrant pedantry up with which I shall not put." :-)

Well, maybe he said it:


...but whoever did come up with that remark was a genius.

I would also go trolling for a phrase to mock the rule on split infinitives, but too few people understand when to not split the infinitive!

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