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Thou shalt not use "thee" when thou meanst thou.

by BrotherAde (Pilgrim)
on Jul 12, 2002 at 07:38 UTC ( #181226=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (humor) The first rule of The XP club is...

Woe is me, for this post seemeth off the topic, but by my troth, methinks I should at some stage publish a work titled "how thou shalt and shalt not use 'thou'". Such as in:

so thee canst reply with "XP doesn't matter" and gaineth thy 50 XP ;-)

...translateth into modern English as "... so to you can reply... and gains your 50 XP ;-)

Indeed, that kind of spellynge remindeth me of "He who slasheth the dot", a minstrel who is not well known for his accuracie in the writing of the English tongue...

So: some hints:

  • thou = "you" (nominative case) -> "Thou art a knave"
  • thee = "you" (accusative case) -> "I knight thee"
  • thy = "your" (possessive) -> "Thy computer crasheth"
  • = The same as ...s for 3rd person singular.

May thy mind in future be clearer!

Brother Ade

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Re: Thou shalt not use "thee" when thou meanst thou.
by George_Sherston (Vicar) on Jul 12, 2002 at 09:46 UTC
    Forsooth, methinkest he knewest well what he doth, and merely takest the pith. For verily, yon ybiC hath a copy of the KJV on hith bedside table gadzooks.

    George Sherston

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