Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stupid Prepositions!

I originally was thinking of naming this post "Not Your Normal Thanksgiving." What happened was, I was thinking about something and then I thought: Now that's something to really be grateful for. And then I thought: Grateful for? You can't end a sentence with a preposition. Then I was trying to think of the proper way to say it. Is it: Now that's something for which to be grateful? And then I thought, well, no, it's "of which." And then I realized that wasn't right at all. So if it's "for which" and not "of which" it still sounds stupid. It also sounds not like anything anyone would actually say. And what kind of a word is "which?"And the worst part is I can't even remember what it was that I should be so grateful for. I mean, for which I should be so grateful. I think that's what I mean. I wonder what it was?

4 comments:

haphazardlife said...

So we'll never learn what was abnormal about the Thanksgiving? Because of "which"?

Damn which!

VioletSky said...

wicked which.

anyway, people end sentences with prepositions all the time. they aren't right, but they still do it.

mrwriteon said...

As for ending a sentence with a preoposition, Churchill was once indicted for so doing, to which he responded to his critic: "Your criticism is arrant knavery up with which I shall not put."

emerrube said...

I'm super bad about this. And I don't care all at the same time. :) he, he.