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Old 07-24-2009, 11:41 AM   #18
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Default Re: Shakespearean English

Oddly enough, I'm watching an episode of Transformers where some of the Transformers go back to Camelot (around AD 540, according to the episode) and encounter people speaking--you guessed it--Modern English with "thees" and "thous." Apparently it was a pretty widespread phenomenon back in the day.

SCANLAN: I have an itch... and it can only be scratched with a cowbell. Do you have a cowbell anywhere around here?
KYLE: ... Your kid is weird.
SCANLAN: I'm not a child!
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