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I promised lesson #2, “How Come”, so why not?

“How come” encompasses as well a world of imagination I have chosen not to share here.

I speak here of how “how come” came to be equated with “why”, and how it came to seem synonymous with “why”, a fundamentally different question from “how”.

A cursory surf of sites reveals that “how come” is indeed synonymous with “how is it so”.

Damn! I thought that might be a tougher chestnut to scratch- err, crack.

If only "Nutbusters", I mean "Mythbusters" could be so efficient.

NEXT: drsoos’ English #3: What might it be?

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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

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The following comments are for "drsoos' English 101 #2- How Come?"
by drsoos

I always thought is was some bastardization of "how did it come to be?" but that never made sense...

( Posted by: snuffystuff [Member] On: August 24, 2008 )

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