Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

Dilbert Classics

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  1. KZ71

    KZ71 said, about 1 month ago

    I don’t get it.

  2. awgiedawgie

    awgiedawgie GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @KZ71

    It’s because by strict rules of grammar, you’re not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition, and “up” is, in point of fact, a preposition. The only problem with this is that “up” is also an adverb, as in “Look up,” (or in this case, “Hicc up”), so the grammatical argument flies right out the window.

  3. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, about 1 month ago

    Yes. A preposition is a word that you should never end a sentence with.

  4. unnormal

    unnormal said, about 1 month ago

    @awgiedawgie

    I heard that it’s more an attitude of etiquette than a rule of grammar.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 1 month ago

    Amazing nonetheless that she can do that! I cannot thusly control my hiccups.

  6. Sashhenka

    Sashhenka said, about 1 month ago

    This is nonsense up with which I will not put

  7. Electrafan

    Electrafan said, about 1 month ago

    Bit of a stretch, though, since hiccup is all one word.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    The best and worst thing about English is that you can break all sorts of rules and still be (at least marginally) understood. Ain’t that somethin’!

  9. MaxStarmanJones

    MaxStarmanJones said, about 1 month ago

    Winston Churchill allegedly once said, “This is a situation, up with which, I will not put.”

  10. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 1 month ago

    Relative of Yoda, she is?

  11. Dennett

    Dennett GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    … Or Yoda’s English teacher…

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    I promise to never split an infinitive again.

  13. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 1 month ago

    @MaxStarmanJones

    My understanding is that Churchill made that statement in response to bickering about people’s misuse of prepositions. Gotta love the dude.

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