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Why is is WHy, WHat, WHen, but it's Want and Way in stead of Whant and Whay?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • If you spelled "what" without the "h" it would sound the same as "watt", and if you spelled "way" with an "h" it would sound like what Miss Muffet was eating when the spider sat down beside her.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:34 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • In England the upper class people (I'm guessing it's the same in America) say H-wat and H-wy. I hope you know what I mean, with a pronounced H on the front. Like a hwat sort of sound. I can't quite explain it but that's what posh people do around here, so for me it makes sense.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 6:30 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Depending on where you live I guess.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:33 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I think it has to do with early english grammer .
    karing4elmas

    Answer by karing4elmas at 7:46 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • wHat??????????????
    mama2bof2

    Answer by mama2bof2 at 8:05 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • idk....
    janeosborne

    Answer by janeosborne at 9:03 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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