[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.

Youneverknow.

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-Wilson
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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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