AnaMZ wrote:Please excuse the irrelevance of what I am about to say, but suddenly seeing the word 'thou' brought up a pet peeve of mine.
For God's sake, if you are going to try and be fancy, and use 'thee' and 'thou' in poetry/prose/god forbid whatever else you come up with, at least do it right.
If I see one more "Thee are so lovely"-type travesty towards the English language, I may very well vomit.
There is a catch in this. If someone writes something non-standard, such as using thee, who is to say what is right and what is wrong? We do not know what the writer is trying to do. Maybe his writing is not supposed to be "standard, but slightly archaic" but instead is some peculiar dialect, or, even better, if it is supposed to be a "faulty archaic" to aggravate people.
(I have this urge to make everything into a joke.)
(Unfortunately, it is not a very popular habit.)