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Old September 22 2013, 12:21 AM   #26
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Re: was NX01 ever referred to as 'The' Enterprise?

Christopher wrote: View Post
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^ Just as "To go boldly" sounds incorrect, when it's not.
Actually "to boldly go" is perfectly correct as well. So-called "split" infinitives were a standard part of English usage for centuries before the prescriptivists of the 18th century made up an imaginary rule that banned them because of a nonsensical desire to pretend that English was a Romance language. Like the so-called rules against ending sentences in prepositions or using "they" as a singular pronoun, it's an arbitrary, artificial standard of "good grammar" that's actually very bad linguistics.
Very interesting. Thank-you.
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