söndag, augusti 16, 2009

Om vikten av prepositioners placering ...

Ben Myers bjuder på en Hauerwas-anekdot med grammatisk twist:
Stanley Hauerwas was at Harvard to deliver a lecture and, being there early and still needing to do some preparation, he set out to find the library. Not finding it, he stopped a student and asked him, “Excuse me, where’s the library at?”

Incredulous, the student responded, “Sir, at Harvard we don’t end our sentences with a preposition.”

Stanley paused for a moment and then rephrased his question in a more grammatically appropriate manner: “Where’s the library at, asshole?”

Vem sa att grammatik inte var kul?

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