[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Sep 21 20:40:04 BST 2021


On Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:44:38 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
wrote:

>As I understand it, split infinitives were outlawed because you can’t do it Latin.

Grammatical prescriptivists, who had an almost fetishistic respect for
Latin, decided it should't be done.  "Outlawed" is overstating the case,
though.
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