Grammar Girl informed me today that it’s alright (edit: upon closer inspection, and to her credit, she said it might be ok, but she is also skeptical) to begin a sentence with the word “for,” if by “for” I mean “because.” Which means I could say something like this:
I am exhausted. For I have taken my dog on a very long walk.
Does that seem wrong to anyone but me? I mean, really? I could get behind I am exhausted, for I have taken my dog on a very long walk. I just don’t think I can take it as two separate sentences. Icky icky yuck.
The whole thing is just making me itchy.