why ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hw, w)adv.
For what purpose, reason, or cause; with what intention, justification, or motive: Why is the door shut? Why do birds sing? conj.
The reason, cause, or purpose for which: I know why you left.
Usage Problem. On account of which; for which: “The reason why [regular verbs] are called regular is that we can predict what all the other three forms are” (Randolph Quirk).
Why ask why? Such a simple and terrible question. Those tiny words can cause my eyes to see red and my brain to swell. Why, because I'm the mother and I said so (again). Why? Because, maybe I don't have the answer to that question and I'm driving and if I take the time to turn around and smack you, we'll crash, that's why. Why has that question gone from sweet and endearing to obnoxious and frustrating? When she was young we thought to ourselves, "wow" she just loves to learn isn't that wonderful? Now I want to scream and cry just please be quiet and let me drive. I don't know why they chose red for the stop sign. I don't know why she's wearing green. I don't care why that man is standing on the corner. Why must you ask me so many questions when I am sitting on the toilet? Why must you know exactly why I am cutting the celery that way? Why can't I do it like Meemaw? Why, why, why? Herein lays the true reason behind my Psuedo Tumor Cerebri. My daughter's incessant questions drove my brain to swell in retaliation. BECAUSE I SAID SO, now please leave me alone!
disclaimer: I am a lovely mother really. Why do I think this? Because I say so!