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‘Thou’ on Google NGram Viewer

For dialect enthusiasts and language buffs, Google’s NGram Viewer is the kind of thing that keeps us up till the wee hours.  For those out of the loop: type any word (or phrase) into Google’s NGram search, and you’ll get … Continue reading


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Where art “Thou?”

Remember thou, the word that perplexed every high-schooler forced to read Shakespeare and Chaucer? What happened to that word? Thou, as one can deduce, meant “you” up until the 1600s or so. You, in fact, was originally a second person … Continue reading


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