[OT] Piling of prepositions (was: Namespaces in functions vs classes)

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Tue Apr 19 22:49:16 EDT 2011

On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> "Rhodri James"<rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk>  writes:
>> Language abuse: it's not just Python. A donation of just $5 will keep
>> a programmer in prepositions for a month. $50 will supply enough
>> articles to keep a small company understandable for over a year. With
>> your generous help, we can beat this scourge!
> I lately lost a preposition
> It hid, I thought, beneath my chair
> And angrily I cried, “Perdition!
> Up from out of in under there.”
> Correctness is my vade mecum,
> And straggling phrases I abhor,
> And yet I wondered, “What should he come
> Up from out of in under for?”
> —Morris Bishop, in the _New Yorker_, 1947-09-27
> <URL:http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/gowerse/complete/chap905.htm>

Ending a sentence with a preposition is one aberration up with which I 
will not put.

With is a lousy word to start or end a sentence with.

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