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Old April 28 2013, 06:44 AM   #106
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

Quakers don't believe in elevating any person above another, so they used "plain speech," i.e. the pronouns thee (objective case), thou (subjective) and thy (possessive), which were once the familiar forms of address. Although, IIRC, American Quakers used thee for both subject and object, which is technically wrong.
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