heretofore vs. hitherto

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pseudonym1
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heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby pseudonym1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:23 pm

Anyone care to elaborate on the substantive difference? After using these words several times I seem to have forgot (sigh). Maybe it's brain [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.]. Damn PS.

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby Fresh » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:24 pm

pseudonym1 wrote:Anyone care to elaborate on the substantive difference? After using these words several times I seem to have forgot (sigh). Maybe it's brain [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.]. Damn PS.


use neither and join us back here on earth, year 2010

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Bildungsroman
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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:25 pm

I really hope you meant "brain fog".

Also, use neither.

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby dakatz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:30 pm

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby pseudonym1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:32 pm

I guess no one reads actual Supreme Court opinions anymore, just the summary. Regardless, it is probably outdated. Thanks!

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:35 pm

pseudonym1 wrote:I guess no one reads actual Supreme Court opinions anymore, just the summary. Regardless, it is probably outdated. Thanks!


Just because words appear frequently in court documents doesn't mean they are appropriate for a PS.

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby dshirs32 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:36 pm

Do NOT use either word in your PS

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby skers » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:38 pm

pseudonym1 wrote:I guess no one reads actual Supreme Court opinions anymore, just the summary. Regardless, it is probably outdated. Thanks!



Not sure where you get this. I'm doubting there's much of a relationship between reading just the summary and decreasing sue of the words heretofore and hitherto. Though there definitely is a positive correlation between using heretofore and hiterto (especially multiple times, really dude?) and looking like you're trying way too hard.

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Re: heretofore vs. hitherto

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:39 pm

I've seen "hitherto" a few places but "heretofore" seems super archaic. But it would be best to say words that real people actually use... like "before" or "prior".




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