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Whenever we speak or write, we are automatically voting just by choosing which words to use. Pronouns—short words or phrases that take the fguys of nouns—are at the heart of our language. They are so often spoken or written that they always get many votes, so they rarely change. From the earliest times that we have records of English, years ago, there have been three types of personal pronoun, each with singular and plural. So we have, scarcely changed from ancient times making allowance for variations in form and pronunciationthree sets of pronouns:.
This pattern shows only slight variation from then to now—with one major exception, culminating in the 18th century: the loss of the second-person singular. Why was that? It was becoming a of respect when addressed to one person. Speakers and writers no longer could tell whether an instance of the second person was singular or plural.
It came from the terrifying near-success and utter defeat of the Gunpowder Plota scheme to explode 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords in London on Nov. He was in the basement under the House of Lords, ready to light the fuses, when a search party caught him just in time.
In the fires they burned effigies of the Pope, Guy Fawkes and other archenemies of the moment. This was early in the 18th century, more fguys years ago. Then by the middle of the 20th century, women began using the fguys too. at letters time. By Allan Metcalf. Get our History Newsletter.
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