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Old April 27 2013, 10:03 PM   #95
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

MacLeod wrote: View Post
thestrangequark; wrote:
English lost some useful and meaningful words. We lost thee, thou, thy, etc, which had more meaning than the simple you that replaced them, for example.
Thee, Thou and thy haven't been totally lost according to wikipedia.

It is used in parts of Northern England and by Scots

Now how widely it used, is open to debate.
Also used among some religious sects here in the States. And I wouldn't say they had more meaning so much as a slightly different meaning, being singular instead of plural.
"If Romeo had just masturbated a couple of times a week he would have saved both those nice families a heap of trouble."
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