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Jerry Friedman Pedantry II (23) RE: Pedantry II 30 Aug 98


I think the question is when "you" started being used for "ye". Originally, "ye" was the subjective form and "you" the objective form. That's the usage in the King James Version: "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3) According to Merriam-Webster on line, the two words were separate back in Anglo-Saxon. So when did "you" take over both slots?

By the way, I think your spellchecker's bruc.

(Yes, I figured you misspelled your name on purpose.)


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