Aaron's question:Why can you say "however," "whatever," "wherever," and "whoever," but not "whyever"?Whyever.
My mom would use whyever to emphasizeasking a question, for example, Whyever would you do something like that?
Hey, yeah, it seems to work in that situation.
It seems like a British person might pull it off well.
You can say whyever. I say "whyever not?" all the time. Such as with yearbook last year: "Did you finish the indexing I assigned you?" "No." "Whyever not?"