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whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:49 pm
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I cannot find any reference to a word origin for "whether" as in sheep.
Submitted by Glenn Davis (Leonay - Australia)

whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:03 pm
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Glenn, Check under ‘wether’ and I think you’ll have better luck.
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Ken G – November 5, 2003

Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:17 pm
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.. as the Kiwi remarked, "I wonder whether a wether is warm in this weather." ..
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whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:32 pm
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Dear (-), Thanks, I like it and will add it to my list of homophones (e.g. triple – pare, pair, pear; quadruple – right, write, rite, wright; etc.)
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Ken G – November 6, 2003


Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:46 pm
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Thanks Kiwi. You're right of course.
Reply from Glenn Davis (Leonay - Australia)

whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:01 am
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.. damn .. my one chance to get a pat on the back from Ken and i forgot to sign my name ..
WoZ of Aus. 11/11/03
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whether (as in sheep)

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:15 am
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All ovine queries should be addressed to Mr. Knowall, whose experience with these animals is heroic.
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