The Samuel Johnson angle reminds me of this probably very apocryphal anecdote:
Mrs. Johnson catches Sam in the act with a local young beauty.
“Samuel, I am surprised!”
“No, Madam, I am surprised. You are chagrined!”
(or something to that effect)
Bunny, be careful with your archaic prepositions. You’ve just invited Dave over to where you happen to be. (If you think he’s cute, hey, go with it! Just don’t be surprised. ) If you’re trying to get him to go to the FAQ, the word you want to use is ‘hence’.
Whither - to where? Whence - from where?
Hither - to here Hence - from here
Thither - to there Thence - from there
Don’t mess with me, I took a semester of Old English. (And got a serious hangover to prove it! )
Cave Diem! Carpe Canem!