15 February 2010
A precedent "broken" in Casablanca
Laszlo: Won't you join us for a drink?
Renault: Oh no, Rick…
Rick: Thanks, I will.
Renault: Well … a precedent is being broken.
Later in the same scene, Renault uses the word improperly again:
Waiter: Your check, sir.
Rick: No, it's my party.
Renault: Another precedent gone. This has been a very interesting evening.
I'm not the first to have noticed this, and it in no way affects this wonderful movie, but it's the sort of thing that nitpickers and grammar Nazis love to encounter.