Elsewhere and Somewhere - Are they the same???

by Elsewhere 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • Elsewhere

    Some people seem to be confused as to whether or not Somewhere and Elsewhere are the same places. I can understand the confusion. What about you?

    • They are both from the 13th century or before
    • They both refer to a place
    • They are both "in" a place
    • They both can be "to" a place
    • They are similar in pronunciation
    Main Entry: somewhere
    Pronunciation: -"(h)wer, -"(h)war, -(")(h)w&r
    Function: adverb
    Date: 13th century
    1 : in, at, from, or to a place unknown or unspecified <mentions it somewhere>
    2 : to a place symbolizing positive accomplishment or progress <now we're getting somewhere>
    3 : in the vicinity of : APPROXIMATELY <somewhere about nine o'clock>
    Main Entry: elsewhere
    Pronunciation: -"(h)wer, -"(h)war
    Function: adverb
    Etymology: Middle English elleswher, from Old English elles hwr
    Date: before 12th century
    : in or to another place <took my business elsewhere>

    I can understand that some of you might be confused, but rest assured, Elsewhere and Somewhere are not the same.

    Edited by - Elsewhere on 2 February 2003 23:21:15

  • WildHorses

    I thought Elswhere went Somewhere. Not that Elsewhere WAS Somewhere.

  • Solace


    Thank you, for the minute there I thought you were somewhere.

    So if you arent somewhere, does this mean that you are nowhere?

  • Skeptic

    I have always assumed that Elsewhere was Somewhere because if Elsewhere wasn't Somewhere he would be Elsewhere which is still Somewhere.

    However, Somewhere cannot be Elsewhere because that would be Somewhere else.

    Richard, of the going dizzy class


    Alright, alright!!!!!

    Minimus JR.

  • AlanF

    Of course they're the same place.

    Are you in Bali? No. Are you in Beijing? No. Are you in Kabul? No.

    So you must be Somewhere Else.

    Therefore you're Elsewhere.


  • Country Girl
    Country Girl

    But *where*, though?

    Country Girl

  • blondie

    This sounds like a version of the Heisenberg Principle: "The more precisely the POSITIONis determined,
    less precisely the MOMENTUM is known" Blondie

  • Elsewhere

    I think Blondie is on to something... if Elsewhere was Somewhere, then Elsewhere's exact position would be known... which would violate the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Therefore, Elsewhere could not be Somewhere.

    However, Skeptic and Heaven make some good points too... Even though Elsewhere isn't here... it is definatly Somewhere, otherwise it wouldn't be Elsewhere, right?

  • RubaDub

    Elsewhere was Catholic, often referred to as St. Elsewhere.

    I believe Somewhere was Protestant.

    *****Rub a Dub

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