While sifting through Language Log’s archives for blogs on The Element of Style, written and revised by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White (respectively), I stumbled upon a post titled ‘Room For Debate on Strunk and White‘ by Geoffrey K. Pullum and this funny quote:
You know (can I talk frankly with you, since you’re Language Log readers?) I get so sick of seeing the same allegations again and again. I hate the allegations and I despise the alligators.
I love it. I hope I can find a use for it some day.