Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My day at the office would irritate descriptivists...

So...I was talking to our editor today. He had gotten a document to review from one of my colleagues. Apparently my colleague did something unforgivable: She...[drum roll!]...ended a sentence with a preposition. This editor was just livid. He was storming around my office like a caged lion, saying, "She should know better! She has a PhD! I only have a master's degree, and I knew that!"

Oy vey. That's a normal day for me. It's no wonder I react like I do on Wordcraft.

1 comment:

seanahan said...

In such cases I typically quote Winston Churchill and leave it at that.