Saturday, October 13, 2012

For Who The Bell Tolls

Well, actually, it not only "For Whom The Bell Tolls" but that the bell tolls for "whom." It seems that the word is on its way to extinction. The distinction between nominative and objective forms of the personal interrogative is a bit of a freak anyway, or at least I haven't heard of different forms for "what," "how," "where," or "why." I suppose it won't be missed - though my title does grate on my ears. The possessive might not be so easily dispensed with.