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2013-04-17 07:30:35 PM  
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Roman Fyseek: God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'

Ennuipoet: Roman Fyseek: Bad job on 'with'

Someone had dangled their preposition.

Cyberluddite: With whom did you learn grammar, Subby?  I'm guessing the copy editor who wrote or approved the headline of TFA, perhaps.

MaxxLarge: Ever wonder with whom your city dangles its prepositions?

You're all wrong. It's okay to end a sentence with a preposition.
The only time it isn't is if somebody else does it and you feel like being an asshole. 
The gist: Somebody a few hundred years ago decided it was wrong, because he wanted English to be more like Latin, and in Latin there is no way to end a sentence with a preposition. The thing is, English isn't Latin, and is derived from German, which allows prepositions to finish a sentence.
 Or, as Churchill said, "This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put."
2013-04-18 12:01:02 AM  
1 vote:

pickle65: If I was heading west from CA, I think I'd be a surfer or a sailor, but that's just me.

2013-04-17 09:10:19 PM  
1 vote:
This really devolved into a grammar battle? Good god.

Language isn't static and there is no such thing as "the" English language. A preposition is a perfectly fine part of speech to end a sentence with. The headline accomplished its goal of "conveying an idea to the reader". You all got it.

As for the article's content, yeah, it's just a federal reserve district map.
2013-04-17 08:46:07 PM  
1 vote:
Considering what's being used for the tracking tag, it's more a map of stripper geographical preference.
2013-04-17 07:39:20 PM  
1 vote:

Ennuipoet: 1000 Ways to Dye: You're all wrong. It's okay to end a sentence with a preposition.


I didn't spend year learning these stupid rules for someone to come along and tell me they do not matter.

They don't. You've wasted your life. Have a nice day!
2013-04-17 07:29:41 PM  
1 vote:
And they never talked about the Federal Reserve system which has 12 districts? KC and St Louis each have their own...coincidence?
2013-04-17 05:59:37 PM  
1 vote:
That last is interesting.  Believe it or not, one of the bigger issues in geography right now is how do you map in 3D on 2D screens, which is suddenly a much bigger problem with the Census being largely supplanted by the ACS, which has a margin of error that needs included.
2013-04-17 05:42:04 PM  
1 vote:

Roman Fyseek: God job on 'whom'.

Bad job on 'with'

Ever wondered whom your city hangs with, asshole?
2013-04-17 05:28:16 PM  
1 vote:
the I.D. Teens, the Drama Queens
the ways and means

it's everything you thought it would be
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