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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:538
AUTHOR:Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965)
QUOTATION:This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put.
ATTRIBUTION:WINSTON CHURCHILL, marginal note after receiving a civil servant’s objection to the ending of a sentence with a preposition and the use of a dangling participle in official documents.—Kay Halle, Irrepressible Churchill, p. 166 (1966).

  In other versions of this anecdote, the word “English” is often used instead of “pedantry.”
SUBJECTS:English language
 
 
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