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Saturday, July 21, 2007

In the name of all that is holy and grammatical

Did Glenn Greenwald split an infinitive ?

"Thankfully, the U.S. has the moral credibility to vigorously condemn such totalitarian and abusive practices."

I didn't expect to fortunately live to laughingly see the day.

What Would George Orwell say ?

"The defense of the English language implies more than this, and perhaps it is best to start by saying what it does not imply.

To begin with it has nothing to do with archaism, with the salvaging of obsolete words and turns of speech, or with the setting up of a "standard English" which must never be departed from. On the contrary, it is especially concerned with the scrapping of every word or idiom which has outworn its usefulness. It has nothing to do with correct grammar and syntax, which are of no importance so long as one makes one's meaning clear, or with the avoidance of Americanisms"

Oh OK. As emily letella would say: never mind or to Americanismicly put it another way hot diggity dog with a marshmallow on top.

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