From Whence

This post must defend this blog’s chosen title, a move which is as distasteful this early in its existence as it is necessary. Fortunately, it’s short.

Basically, this. In summary, the phrase “from whence,” though technically and logically redundant, has been in use by even excellent writers (Shakespeare, Dickens, Twain) since the 13th century, whereas its denouncement has apparently arisen mostly in the 20th.

I hate that I’m basically claiming the norm as sufficient justification, but I chose the name when I was much younger and had no clue there was something objectionable about it. So yeah. That’s the name.

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