Statistics Saturday: Some Useful Triplets Of Words


Proximate Form Demonstrative Form Interrogative Form
here there where
hither thither whither
hat that what
he the whe (*)
hence thence whence
horn thorn worn (**)
hen then when
his this whis (*)
hack thack(*) whack
hit thit whit
hump thump whump
heir their wheir (*)
herefore therefore wherefore
heretofore theretofore wheretofore

(*) denotes a word which theory indicates should exist but which has not been confirmed by an independent word laboratory.

(**) the ‘h’ was lost during the Algeciras Conference when it rolled under a table at the end of the room and was too much trouble to salvage.

Reference: The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune, Richard Kluger.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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