Originally Posted by kruze
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
^^ is that "ask" but pronounced "axe" If thats what you meant then I agree x1000 thats so fucking annoying
This is actually Chaucer's preferred spelling of the word.
Originally Posted by tagutcow
My mother often uses the phrase, "Take it from whence it comes."
I realize 'from whence' has a sloppy redundancy despite its prevalent usage, but I think a lot of it is due to its use in prosody. Shakespeare uses 'from' -- or other prepositions like 'of' -- for metrical reasons at times (it's a perfect iamb that way) and later authors would likely maintain the preposition in prose because of Shakespeare's influence, but it occurred in earlier writers too: Chaucer and William Langland both occasionally used the phrase 'fro whennes...come'. Chaucer could be said to use it for metrical reasons (same meter as Shakespeare), but Langland's Piers Plowman
doesn't use accentual meter so I don't know why he uses it. I wonder if the modern platitude comes from a shared source.