Against Prescriptivism and United Infinitives

From a Johnson Language article on the Economist on splitting infinitives:

So: break the rule. And spread the word. Send one of those chain e-mails asking ten friends to send it to ten friends. Call your most conservative usage-stickler friend or family member and give them a lecture on this topic. Split an infinitive in a prominent place. Arnold Zwicky calls rules like the split-infinitive ban “zombie rules”: they’re dead, and everyone knows they are, but they keep coming back at you. Blow their heads off.

The split infinitive rule is a ZOMBIE!!!