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Thee, Thou, You, and Ye

Mark in Indianapolis, Indiana, wonders about the history of the second person singular and plural in English. At one time, thee and thou were singular, and you and ye were plural. By the early 17th century, thou and thee as familiar terms of address...

Yinz and Nebby

A new resident of Pittsburgh is startled by some of the dialect there, like yinz instead of “you” for the second person plural, and nebby for “nosy.” What’s up with that? For a wonderful site about the dialect of that...

domino transplant

domino transplant n. an organ transplant in which a donor’s heart and lungs are transplanted into second person whose heart, in turn, is transplanted into a third person. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)