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Prithee heed this public service announcement

23 April 2009

O ye celebrants of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, commit not murder most foul against the Queen’s English, and remember the following oft-neglected points:

  1. Contrary to that Web site’s counsel, “thou” is the pronoun for the singular second-person nominative case (“Thou art a fool”) and “thee” is the objective case (“She hath made a fool of thee”).
  2. “Wherefore” is no synonym for “where”, but rather, “why”. When Juliet asks “wherefore art thou Romeo”, she seeks not his current address.

God bless us, every one. (Whoops. Wrong century.)