The Writing's on the Walls (Was Ree On the subject of Wicked Women

Ven ven at
Wed May 30 20:54:02 EDT 2001

Dorian quoted

>     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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