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My spelling is Wobbly.  It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.  ~A.A. Milne

Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.  ~Bronson Alcott

Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.  ~George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1872

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.  ~Richard C. Trench

It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.  ~Andrew Jackson

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.  ~Mark Twain

Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far more esteemed by schoolma'ams than by practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world.  ~Henry Louis Mencken, The American Language

Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language... the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad.  ~Rémy de Gourmont

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.  ~Mark Twain

When I split an infinitive, god damn it, I split it so it stays split.  ~Raymond Chandler

Grammar stops at love, and at art.  ~Valentine Sterling

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:  you find the present tense, but the past perfect!  ~Owens Lee Pomeroy

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.  ~Attributed to Winston Churchill, rejecting the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition, c.1948, may instead have been said by an anonymous official, see notes at www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/churchill.html

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.  ~William Safire

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