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Subject:The Churchill Wit From:Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 17 Aug 1994 12:41:17 CDT
Virginia Krenn writes:
|} I think that when someone had criticized him for ending a sentence with a
|} preposition, he said, "This is the kind of nonsense up with which I will
|} not put."
The story is apocryphal. Winston supposedly wrote this in the margin of
a book he borrowed from a friend. No one seems to know what book it was,
who the friend was, or any further details. Your best bet is to say,
``attributed to Winston Churchill,'' and leave it at that.
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