[Ads-l] "Oh, Brother, _Were_ Art Thou"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 3 08:07:51 UTC 2015

This instance of "where" misspelled as "were" in a Facebook comment is only
one of many instances that I've seen of the loss of the _h_ from _where_ in
writing as well as in pronunciation, though "were" isn't as common as
"ware" or "wear," needless to say. Or not.


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

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