RE: How Long Before Common Usage Becomes the Rule?

Subject: RE: How Long Before Common Usage Becomes the Rule?
From: "Leslie Johnson" <lesliej -at- microsoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 13:01:29 -0700

Didn't Churchill also say "It's a truly unimaginative person who can't
find an alternate spelling for any word in the English language." (or
words to that effect.

Leslie

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen E. Black [mailto:kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 12:58 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: How Long Before Common Usage Becomes the Rule?

'After receiving a Minute issued by a priggish civil servant, objecting
to
the ending of a sentence with a preposition and the use of a dangling
participle in official documents, Churchill red pencilled in the margin:

"This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put."'
--results of Google search

> > Or, as Churchill said, "Never end a sentence with a preposition,
> > unless you want to."
>
>I doubt it. Churchill would have known that "to" is not a
>preposition in that sentence.



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