Why?

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  1. GASHOLE Registered Senior Member

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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Because.
     
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  5. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    I said so. That's why!
     
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  7. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Why not?
     
  8. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Why ask why -----> :cheers:
     
  9. Emil Valued Senior Member

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  10. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    Because probability caught up to the sameness, and so it changed form, that's why.
     
  11. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

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    Why "Why" what about " What if"
     
  12. wlminex Banned Banned

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    OP is kind of like answering the question . . . "What is the difference between a duck" . . . . . Ans: "The front leg of both is the same!"
     
  13. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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  14. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Went to court, pled why, got sentenced to 99 becauses.
     
  15. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, what's applicable to a sub-forum like this. Whereas how = science; experimental research.
     
  16. GASHOLE Registered Senior Member

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    Amazing human stupidity.
     
  17. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, people like yourself surely are true representative's.
     
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  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Can you be a little more specific ?
     
  19. The Esotericist Getting the message to Garcia Valued Senior Member

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  20. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Why what?
     
  21. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    It is a question word.

    Why do you ....

    Why are you ...

    Why is there ...

    Etc.
     
  22. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    That has the semblance of a question, in a grammatically-minimal form.

    But it's kind of meaningless as it stands, because it doesn't have an object. We don't know what the 'Why?' refers to.

    In natural-language conversation, sentences consisting only of the word 'Why?' often occur and typically are understood as meaningful, but that's because the inquiry occurs in the context of a larger conversation in which the object of the question is already understood.

    That looks like a non-sequitur. It doesn't have any context either.

    Presumably it has something to do with the original word 'Why?' But without an object, at best (and that's not very good) it's just an expression of generalized alienation and anti-social feelings without any purpose or direction.

    One reason why people with psychiatric illness often speak incomprehensibly is that their words are generated in very peculiar internal contexts that are known only to themselves, and not to any of their listeners.
     
  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    First comes What?

    Then comes How?

    Then comes Where? When? and Who?

    Last comes Why?
     

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