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

martin at members.evolt.org martin at members.evolt.org
Wed Apr 25 17:05:07 CDT 2001

At 15:46 25/04/01 -0500, Sam-I-Am wrote:
>IIRC 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.

Thou = Nominative case with respect
("Thou has smote thine enemy")
Thee = Dative case with respect
("Near to thee O God")


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