From DR. BOLI’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISINFORMATION,

Third Series.

Friedrich Schiller. Although today he is considered a master of the German language, in his youth Schiller spent three months in jail for an incorrect use of the subjunctive.

Comments

  1. Richard A says:

    I’m glad we don’t have that law in America, 90% of the population would be in jail.

    • Dr. Boli says:

      The English-speaking world is still deciding what to do about the subjunctive. As usual, the Americans are much more conservative than the British, who have kicked the present subjunctive to the kerb.

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