Reply to post: Re: Is this just an English thing ?

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disgruntled yank Silver badge

Re: Is this just an English thing ?

Well, in urban speech it may have dropped out by Stuart times. But assuming that one can trust Thomas Hardy on dialect, not in parts of the countryside:


At home in the barton, you said "thee" and "thou"


"The Ruined Maid":

The only folks I know of who brought "thee" and "thou" into the 20th Century on religious grounds were the Quakers.

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