Incorrect priorities  

Posted by Denis Haack

"I was more fearful of perpetuating a barbarism [in grammar] than, having done so, of envying those who had not."

St Augustine in Confessions [1.18.30].

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Years ago an elderly lady approached me after one of my sermons, saying "I have a bone to pick with you, young man!" I braced myself for the expected theological critique, but to my surprise she said, "You ended a sentence with a preposition! Do you realize the effect this may have on our children?"

Perhaps I should have taken her warning more seriously?

June 12, 2009 at 8:33 AM

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