On 5/07/20 3:24 am, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Amusingly, Strunk (1918) was perfectly happy with split infinitives, though he noted it centered whiteness. (Obviously he didn't put it that way, more along the lines of "some people will look down on you.")
Are you saying that people who split infinitives are usually black, and the people who look down on them are white? If so, it would seem that Strunk is actually standing up for black people here.
(I don't actually believe this has anything to do with race, I'm just trying *to fully understand* your reasoning.)