split infinitives

At the start of the musical that kel and I saw on Saturday night (Into the Woods, at the Cumberland State Forest), there was an announcement made: the usual stuff – no cameras, ending with “the use of recording equipment is strictly prohibited”.

I heard a voice behind me tsk-ing “they shouldn’t have split the infinitive… should have said is prohibited strictly“.

Is that going too far in the cause of grammatical correctness?

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