Wherefore revPropertyPalette

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 01:58:32 EDT 2011


On 09/07/2011 04:27 AM, Timothy Miller wrote:
> "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?'.

Give me "Richard II" any day. Mind you, I've always fancied myself as 
Mercutio . . .  :)

>
> 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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