December 02, 2010


A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It's downright inhuman to split it up. But that's what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German.
-- Mark Twain

(I don't know if this is true because I know nothing about German, but I did think it was funny.)

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