"I would not put up with that kind of behavior," is not
the correct language. Instead, you should have said,
"I will not tolerate that kind of behavior."
Yeah, right. So what about Roberta's meaning to say, 'is the correct but not appropriate or acceptable very formal language'. :roll:
I think you're about ending, I mean in this case, avoiding ending a sentence with a preposition. But I'm not so sure about that. :-|
Yes. He disapproved of that rule, and he said it (somebody correcting his sentences so they were "correct" in that fashion) was something "up with which he would not put". (I'm paraphrasing.) He was making fun of the rule at the same time as he was expressing his displeasure with it.
Wow, so I was right in my guessing. Thanks. :up: It's really interesting, so interesting that I've just found a website on which the issue was commented on. Have a look yourself, if you like.
Language Log: A misattribution no longer to be put up with