Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (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.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.