Oh, three-day weekend, how I do long for thee.
I long to sleep late, perhaps beneath a tree.
I yearn to nap on my new bed
With my favorite idiot next to my head.
I can't remember why we celebrate Memorial Day,
But still, I'm glad, anyway.
I endured a long and drunken argument from some people last weekend about this topic and he just. wouldn't. let. it. go. I showed him source after source that stated that it is fine to dangle a preposition every now and then, especially in order to avoid an awkward sentence. I got back statements like "I never even heard of Phil Zixler, but my english teacher told me it was bad." (This statement was in response to a book by William Zinsser, a well-known writer and editor, but not as well-known as someone's tenth grade english teacher, apparently.) Then the rest of the weekend, I was accused of just making up rules to suit how I wanted language to be. Maybe since it's a long weekend, we can fight about misplaced modifiers...
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