[thechat] QOTD (especially for Texas residents - Hi Kyra, Sam & Dex!)

Erika Meyer emeyer at lclark.edu
Wed Apr 25 16:30:02 CDT 2001

So "you" was plural & "thou" singular... but wasn't there also a 
polite singular: "thee"?

(thou, thee, you...

and in German:
Du, Sie, Euch.)

note: this is the second time I've wanted to reach for an OED whilst 
chatting on an evolt list...

we so intellectual.


>You is a left-over from the British being far too polite for their
>own good.
>Formerly You was the plural pronoun and Thou the singular. (compare tu
>in french)
>Only royalty got addressed as you.

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