So many blog posts, so many articles online. So many, I can’t ignore it anymore. I just really miss the part that is being implied and not written, the words before the why, like:
The reason why I am started to be tired of articles that start with why and are not a question.
Or even more enlightening:
Here’s to why I am starting to be tired of articles that start with why and are not a question.
My brain just can’t ignore the missing idea, I keep imagining or trying to figure out a better way to write it. So much in fact, that I judge the content by the cover. Bad.
On the other hand, I really like the grammatically correct way of starting a sentence with why instead, like Jordan S. Ellenberg writes about here:
I understand that the initial ‘Why’, can denote mild surprise:
Why, I had no idea you were from Boonestown!
or some kind of vague intensification:
Why, you dirty rat
or can function something like intial ‘Well’:
Why, it’s quite simple, Maxine
or can even serve as a phonetic wind-up:
Why, I oughtta
But you clearly can’t put ‘Why’ before any old declarative sentence: my idiolect rejects ‘Why, I’ll have the eggs benedict and a coffee.