This language pedant was hoist with their own petard and it’s glorious

Hot contender for takedown of the week is this response to the person who felt compelled to share online just how much of a turn off they find ‘bad English’.

Here’s the exchange, shared by Ninja_Spi-D-er on Reddit.

Sheer perfection.

Patrick_Spens: ‘They didn’t want to end that sentence with a preposition, obviously.’


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Source Reddit u/Ninja_Spi-D-er

Editor’s note: Having changed it from hoist to hoisted in that headline, we’ve changed it back to hoist. Again, having been reassured you can use either (but we prefer hoist). Not that we’re being pedantic etc