Library preposition asshole
An Old Grammar Joke
20 Aug Student: "Around here, we don't end our sentences with prepositions." Texan: "All right, could you tell me where the library's at, asshole?" Share.
we know not to end a sentence with a preposition. [joke]
2 Sep Members of the never-end-a-sentence-with-a-preposition school are still a preposition," he replies, "Oh, sorry, where's the library at, asshole?.
Write Better, Dammit!: Undangling Your Prepositions
In Latin, it really makes no sense to end a sentence with a preposition, since in Latin, prepositions really are Could you tell me where the library is at, asshole?.
Description:Myers at Pharyngula posted some thoughts on education under the title " A goal to strive for ". A zombie commenter promptly reached up through the soil of his gravesite to ask is this where we snarkily mock PZ for ending the title of this post on education with a preposition? As the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage notes, in the entry on " Preposition at End ", …recent commentators — at least since Fowler — are unanimous in their rejection of the notion that ending a sentence with a preposition is an error or an offense against propriety. Fowler terms the idea a "cherished superstition.