Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/25 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (FM) | When was the English grammar first codified? At the time when Latin was regarded as the most correct language. Hence the "prohibition" against trailing prepositions and split infinitives, which are both very bad Latin, but perfectly valid English. English grammar has had the bad fortune of having been codified by people who didn't like the language as it was used, but rather wanted to "fix" it to look more like that glamorous Latin. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.