Quotation by Winston Churchill

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.
Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British statesman, writer. Quoted in The Complete Plain Words, "The Handling of Words," Ernest Gowers (1954).

Said to be a marginal comment by Churchill against a sentence that clumsily avoided ending with a preposition.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Suggest a Word Help