The Writing's on the Walls (Was Ree On the subject of Wicked Women
ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Wed May 30 20:54:02 EDT 2001
> I lately lost a preposition
> It hid, I think, beneath my chair
> And angrily I cried, "Perdition!
> Up from out of in under there!"
> Now, correctness is my vade mecum
> And straggling phrases I abhor
> But still I wonder, what should he come
> Up from out of in under for?
> Sorry, can't remember who wrote this - but see if you can get more
> prepositions onto the end of a sentence
It sounds as though it comes from something by Thomas Disch
called A Child's Garden of Grammar. This was a series of little
verses like the above and featured in either Asimov's or F + SF. I
think it was a book too.
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