The Writing's on the Walls (Was: Re: On the subjectofWickedWomen)

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Tue May 29 20:32:47 EDT 2001


On Tue, 29 May 2001, Anna Skarzynska wrote:

> It might have been Churchill who said that "hanging preposition are
> a thing up with which one should not put".

Not quite.

It was Churchill (so the story goes) who, thinking that the ban on
hanging prepositions was pointless and silly, commented that "This is
the kind of nonsense up with which one should not put."

(He was being sarcastic, or parodic, or one of those things, you see.)


Paul
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