View Single Post
Old September 22 2013, 12:21 AM   #26
MikeS
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Liverpool, UK
Re: was NX01 ever referred to as 'The' Enterprise?

Christopher wrote: View Post
MikeS wrote: View Post
^ 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.
__________________
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.
MikeS is offline   Reply With Quote