[LMB] CoC: Chapter 8 - Visiting the Menagerie

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Apr 13 02:48:54 BST 2015


> On Apr 12, 2015, at 6:08 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> And those inflections didn't always imply special respect. In Old English, you used the second person singular to any individual: God, King Alfred, or the thrall you were yelling "Hey! You, boy!" to. 

It’s funny that the familiar form has, to many people, become formal.    That’s because we stopped using thee and thou in conversation and only associate it with King James English, via the Bible.


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