Re: THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT

Subject: Re: THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT
From: Michael LaTorra <mikel -at- ACCUGRAPH -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 11:24:09 MDT

Thanks to those who have pointed out on this list, and to me privately,
that "the most unkindest cut" is a quote from Shakespeare's JULIUS CEASAR.
However, my original point still stands: the phrase is ungrammatical.
And while the editors of TIME may have thought it clever, I'm afraid that
it does a disservice to those of us who care more about correct grammar,
and know less about Shakespeare, than they do. Shakespeare may be able
to get away with it, but it's still wrong, and should not be quoted out
of context, which gives the appearance of gross editorial negligence.


Live long & prosper,
Mike LaTorra

Documentation Supervisor
Accugraph Inc.
mikel -at- accugraph -dot- com
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The opinions expressed are my own, and not necessarily those of my
company -- but they probably should be.
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