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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: Another terminology query


> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 4:53 PM,  <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  > Since you're in a
>>  > pedagodic mood, your missive would of course be much better phrased
>>  > "...about the county in which the Duke boys live".
>>  >
>>
>>  I prefer it the first way.  The grammar (not of the sentence, but the 
>> grammar
>>  that accounts for the sentence) is simpler.  An extra rule has to be 
>> added
>>  for the second one to be correct.
>
> Pretty much everyone agrees with you, stevo.  He was kidding.   Hence
> the "up with which I will not put" reference that followed. :)
>
> -- 
> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>



Gotta love those Victorian pescriptivists, try to hammer a 'degenerate' 
Germanic peg into a Latin-shaped hole.

P.