ye vs the : Common Errors in English

About ye vs the

Those who study the history of English know that the word often misreadas “ye” in Middle English is good old “the” spelled with an unfamiliarcharacter called a thorn which looks vaguely like a “Y” but which ispronounced “TH.” so all those quaint shop names beginning “Ye Olde” are based on a confusion: people never said “ye” to mean “the.”However, if you’d rather be cute than historically accurate, go ahead.Very few people will know any better.

ye in News

  1. Princess and Pirate Party at The Kate

    OLD SAYBROOK >> Here Ye! Here Ye! and Yo-Ho-Ho! Community Music School and the Kate invite all the princesses from across the land the pirates of the sea to join them for a Princess and Pirate Party on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at The Kate, 300 Main St.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Middletown Press

  2. Oh, Hello: 2015 PA PF/C Michael Watkins Commits to Penn State

    Ask and Pat Chambers shall deliver unto ye an athletic big man with tremendous upside. At least that's what the early reports indicate for class of 2015 PF/C Mike Watkins, who committed to Penn State on Wednesday night.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Philly.com

  3. Silent night, quacky night: 'Duck Dynasty' Christmas album coming

    O come, all ye faithful "Duck Dynasty" fans: Santa Claus is not the only jolly man with a beard who will be celebrating Christmas this year.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

the in News

  1. The Rev. James Golden

    The Rev. James Golden, 91, of Keewatin, died Monday, June 10, 2013.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune

  2. The Star of the Stage Musical King Kong Is a 20-Foot-Tall Robot Gorilla

    When the stage musical King Kong opens at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, on June 15, the star will be the robot eighth wonder of the world: a 20-foot-tall, animatronic silverback gorilla that weighs more than 2,400 pounds. Eleven ...        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Wired News

  3. The car is the next major tech platform: GM's CEO

    By Tim McLaughlin Boston (Reuters) - The car is the next great proving ground for communications technology, General Motors Co Chief Executive Dan Akerson said on Thursday. The automobile will become a major platform for tech "and one with far better battery life than an iPhone," he said in prepared remarks to the Chief Executives' Club of Boston. Developing better in-car technology is critical ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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