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Timothy Miller gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com
Tue Sep 6 21:27:30 EDT 2011


"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?"

The 'wherefore' here means "why?" rather than "where?"

What Juliet is asking, in allusion to the feud between her Capulet family and Romeo's Montague clan, is 'Romeo, why are you a Montague?'.

Tim


On Sep 6, 2011, at 1:23 PM, FlexibleLearning wrote:

> The persistent mis-use of this word REALLY annoys me!
> 
> 'Wherefore' is 'Why' in modern parlance, and not (nor has ever been)
> 'where'.
> 
> Back to your normal browsing.
> 
> Hugh Senior
> FLCo




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