- I stupidly wrote: Another problem with speaking forsoothly is getting the grammar and vocab correct. Whence means from/to where and thus needs aMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2004View SourceI stupidly wrote:
<quibble> Another problem with speaking forsoothly is getting the grammar and
vocab correct. "Whence" means "from/to where" and thus needs a verb (usually of
direction) and never, ever is used as "whence from." The sentence should be
"whence came your cook." </quibble>
Without stopping to think about what I was writing.
"Whence" of course is "from where" -- "TO where" is "whither."