18.266 complaints about grammar worth the candle?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 08:01:16 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 266.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 07:48:50 +0100
         From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: grammar

I have just been reviewing (looking at) a scholarly book, mainly
translations. It has such items as: He had him hung. I know this is bad
grammar, at least from the perspective of the old days. The author seems to
have the same point of view, since he says elsewhere He had him hanged.
Just between you and I, am I being too finicky (or is that finicking?) when
I complain about such things? Is it worth a line?
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