Today's non sequitur

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 5 15:34:21 UTC 2013

>From Yahoo! News: The Week:

The rule against splitting infinitives — that is, putting an adverb between
the word *to* and a verb — was pretty much made up out of whole cloth by
early 19-century grammarians, apparently because they felt the proper model
for English was Latin, and in Latin, infinitive-splitting is impossible.
However, English is not Latin, and infinitives have been profitably split
by many great writers, from Hemingway ("But I would come back to where it
pleases me to live; to really live") to Gene Rodenberry  ("to boldly go
where no man has gone before"). It's okay to boldly do it.

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