[Ads-l] New to me: _howbeit_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 9 21:10:31 UTC 2015

Casual Googling finds a note that this word is "archaic," means
"nevertheless; however,"  and dates from at least 1607.

Howbeit, though the word be archaic, yet new to me, it gets 389,000 raw
hits. In the context in which I found it -
They're changing an internationally-known logo for no good reason. Howbeit,
- I would use, "be that as it may," which, IMO, is more apropos, not to
mention far more useful, when word-count matters.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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