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27th Oct '15 6:57:30 PM AndyLA
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The story of a working class freshman on his first day at (insert prestigious university of choice)who asks "Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at?" and is publicly humiliated for being so crass as to end a sentence with a proposition, and told to rephrase his question without breaking this rule. To which he replies "OK. Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at, asshole?"
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* The story of a working class freshman on his first day at (insert prestigious university of choice)who asks "Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at?" and is publicly humiliated for being so crass as to end a sentence with a proposition, and told to rephrase his question without breaking this rule. To which he replies "OK. Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at, asshole?"
26th Oct '15 8:27:35 AM sylvae
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26th Oct '15 8:26:34 AM sylvae
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[[AC:{{Jokes}}]] The story of a working class freshman on his first day at (insert prestigious university of choice)who asks "Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at?" and is publicly humiliated for being so crass as to end a sentence with a proposition, and told to rephrase his question without breaking this rule. To which he replies "OK. Can you please tell me where the bathroom is at, asshole?"
26th Oct '15 8:23:43 AM sylvae
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* When British Prime Minister was criticized for making this supposed grammatical mistake, he replied "This is a piece of insolence up with which I will not put!"
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* (Anecdotal story, possibly untrue - therefore "in universe") When British Prime Minister was criticized for making this supposed grammatical mistake, he replied "This is a piece of insolence up with which I will not put!"
26th Oct '15 8:22:19 AM sylvae
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*When British Prime Minister was criticized for making this supposed grammatical mistake, he replied "This is a piece of insolence up with which I will not put!"
12th Sep '15 8:51:20 AM ironballs16
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* This is what sparks the {{hilarity|Ensues}} in the ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' video "Downfall of Grammar".
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* This is what sparks the {{hilarity|Ensues}} in the ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' video "Downfall "[[GrammarNazi Downfall of Grammar". Grammar]]".
1st Aug '15 5:21:45 PM AgProv
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* An episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' deals with Ray Barone being asked to make informed comment on the amount and quality of homework assigned to kids at his daughter's school. Being Ray, he neglects this task and his mother has to bail him out. She chews him up for ending sentences with a preposition. He also does this when reporting back to the school's governors. One turns to the English teacher and says -->And you really want to ''cut'' the amount of homework we give them?
3rd Mar '15 11:29:56 AM gallium
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* In ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'', Carol the pedantic GrammarNazi annoys Phil to no end by insisting on correcting him every time he ends a sentence with a preposition.
10th Feb '15 1:49:34 AM Elusivehawk
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-->'''Yorick:''' "I knew I wanted to keep living in any world that you were a part of. But that was hard to admit to myself, and not just because it ended with a preposition."
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-->'''Yorick:''' "I I knew I wanted to keep living in any world that you were a part of. But that was hard to admit to myself, and not just because it ended with a preposition."
14th Oct '14 2:58:42 AM DeusMorti
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Grammar changes, hopefully not too hypocritical given the page in question.
This is actually applying Latin grammar rules to English, and while some of those can actually apply in the latter language (like no double negatives), this one doesn't (same with splitting infinitives, which is ''impossible'' in Latin). Many sentences just don't flow in English if this rule is shoehorned in, and evidence has been shown that ending sentences with prepositions has been in the language since Anglo-Saxon. The blind insistence that Latin represented the "perfect" language and all other language grammars must be shoe-horned into Latin grammatical conventions bedevilled foreign language learning in Great Britain until well into the 20th century. Even utterly unrelated languages like Irish and Scottish Gaelic were forced into a Latinate grammatical analysis they were not intended for. And in schools, "English Grammar" in practice meant applying Latin structure to a Germanic language, much to the bewilderment of pupils. This was the case even into the 1970's in many schools.
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This is actually applying Latin grammar rules to English, and while some of those can actually apply in the latter language (like no double negatives), this one doesn't (same with splitting infinitives, which is ''impossible'' in Latin). Many sentences just don't flow in English if this rule is shoehorned in, and evidence has been shown that ending sentences with prepositions has been in the language since Anglo-Saxon. The blind insistence that Latin represented the "perfect" language and all other language grammars must be shoe-horned into Latin grammatical conventions bedevilled foreign language learning in Great Britain until well into the 20th century. Even utterly unrelated languages like Irish and Scottish Gaelic were forced into a Latinate grammatical analysis for which they were not intended for.intended. And in schools, "English Grammar" in practice meant applying Latin structure to a Germanic language, much to the bewilderment of pupils. This was the case even into the 1970's in many schools.
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