Word Nerds' Word of the Day

Started by Supplanter, March 25, 2011, 09:04:09 am

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Supplanter

Quote from: pastorzzub on September 14, 2011, 01:32:49 pm
Very much so.  Very terribly British.


Ha! Thank you for that! That made my day.  :hugegrin:

pastorzzub


Foadle

Here is one that in the interpreting of Romeo and Juliet and the KJV is regularly got wrong:

wherefore: for what reason, why, on what basis.

So in context of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet said, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.  Deny thy father and refuse thy name or else I wilt no more be a Capulate."  She was saying, why do you have to be a Montague.  Any other name and I would be free to love you.

In most cases wherefore appears at the beginning of verses in the Bible and so you need to look at previous versus to understand the principle as to why it is there.