somewhenHere’s a word HG Wells keeps using in his Outline of History.

The dictionary declares it “informal,” but I suspect that HG was being geeky precise, not lowbrow.

I find it funny that the example given is “somewhen between 1918 and 1930,” because that describes the various editions of The Outline of History, too.

I’m pretty sure the only time I’ve encountered this word before has been in time-travel fiction. As the author and perhaps inventor of The Time Machine, HG Wells might well have been enamored with the term.


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