All you have to remember is: Trekkies know.
A verb is an action word—basically anything you can do (although there are a few refinements of that—but let's move on). The basic test of whether a word is a verb is to see if the word "to" goes in front of it. To run, to hide. The infinitive is just a fancy word for the plain unadorned form of the verb, "without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense."
To be or not to be, that is the infinitive.
(At least until you consider what bindings of inflection Prince Hamlet is eliding when he identifies that as the question.)
"Splitting" it just involves sticking an extra modifier in the middle of the infinitive phrase:
To boldly go....
There's nothing wrong with splitting infinitives, with the possible exception that it might give poo-head grammar-police types an opening to criticize you. But never mind them. It's just another tool in the toolkit. They, not thee thou, are the know-nothings; even writers who rail against splitting infinitives sometimes split their infinitives, and no one cares. 'Tis a mark neither of bad writing nor ignorance.
Boldly go as your ear for cadence bids.
"Open Mike" is the off-topic editorial page of TOP. It appears like clockwork on Wednesdays, never fails.
P.S. I think it's Trekkies. I always get Star Wars and Star Trek confused. Which one had the princess who just died? Which one had the guys who made the worst album ever recorded? I can never keep 'em straight. All I know for sure is that one of them had a robot named Artoo Threepio who said "Danger, Will Robinson." Have I got it right about which ones boldly went? (I know what you're saying..."And you want to be my latex salesman.")
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