Re: Hi-Low, or Art for Money (Was) Steven King's The Plant

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 23:13:11 MDT

Actually I had an advanced class specifically on the study of Shakespeare
and his works when I was in high school. My teacher explained that his
written diction was embellished, and that common folk were not speaking so
eloquently. (thee and thou art etc.) I don't know how valid that is, but I
had asked her about it, and that was her answer.

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> But Spike EVERYBODY talked like that back then, forsooth. Its a pretty
> progression from Chaucer to Shakespeare to the present day that the
grammar of
> the english language is devolving to some point in the future of pure

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