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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Wise Old Owls: a rant.

Honestly, owls!

They put out all this endless publicity about being old and wise, but they only say one thing and they can't even get the grammar of that right.

To-whit to-who?

Don't they know it should be to-whit to-whom???

Word To Use Today: owl. The Old English form of this word is ūle.

To be fair, it's only the Tawny Owl who says to-whit to-who, and it's only the male Tawny Owl which says the to-who bit.

File:Tawny Owl Lincolnshire.jpg
photo by Joe Pell

The grammar of all other owls is, as far as I know, unexceptionable.

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