[ExI] don't bother

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 23:15:21 UTC 2020

On Aug 7, 2020, at 10:25 AM, Mike Dougherty via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Spike,
> You know spanish also has this familiar vs formal: tu vs usted
> It was explained to me that peasants use the formal "your grace" when speaking to the lord whose land they are on, and a simple "you" among peers. Then that evolved to formal respect to elders or whatever. 
> That other cultures dumb down for English speakers is ... telling.

English had those differences, but they faded away.* In fact, ‘you’ was the polite form and ‘thou’ was the familiar form for the second person singular pronoun.


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* This has happened and is happening in other languages too. See:

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