This morning in prepositions

Up, out of. Over to, in front of. Out. Into. On top of. Down. In. Into, out. Out of, into, into, on. Into, in, in, out of. Off. Off. Off. Up. Off, on. On. Around, behind, through, around, around, down and through, up. Out, out, out! Away! Around, in front of, out, into. Away! Over to, around, in front of, out. Around. Away! Behind, behind, behind. Behind! Around? Behind! Between, behind, between. Behind, behind, behind. Off. In front of. Out. Into. On.

8 responses to “This morning in prepositions

  1. Do you know Morris Bishop? very funny author of light verse as well as a notable scholar.

    I lately lost a preposition:
    It hid, I thought, beneath my chair.
    And angrily I cried: “Perdition!
    Up from out of in under there!”

    Correctness is my vade mecum,
    And straggling phrases I abhor;
    And yet I wondered: “What should he come
    Up from out of in under for?”

  2. Unconventional sex is a good thing.

  3. Oh. My. Goddess.

    Brings back memories, it does!

    “An, auf, hinter, in, neben,

  4. One of my mother’s obscure talents is her ability to recite all the prepositions in one unbroken stream. It’s quite amazing actually.

  5. Whoa – I had to memorize the entire list of prepositions in alphabetical order when I was in Catholic school in 4th grade. This just gave me a flashback.


  6. D

    Last time I tried to preposition someone I got a slap for my troubles

  7. Floppy

    A scholar of English was sent to prison (for reasons irrelevant to the anecdote). A blockmate informed him that if he were to make amorous advances at the warden’s wife, he had a good chance of being set free. The scholar scoffed, “It’s improper to end a sentence with a proposition.”