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Monday, 26 December 2011

Random Quote #63

*In a letter written to the London Daily Chronicle*

There is a busybody on your staff who spends far too much of his time searching for split infinitives. Every good literary craftsman uses a split infinitive if he thinks the sense demands it. I call for this man's instant dismissal; it matters not whether he decides to quickly go or to go quickly or quickly to go. Go he must, and at once.

George Bernard Shaw

1 comment:

Briane P said...

Hooray! People should free themselves from the strictures of grammar... if they do so for a point, and knowing full well the rules and why they ignore them.

That is: Just do what you want, but do it for a reason.