Re: Thou, thee, thy, thine, you, ye, your, yours
- I remember feeling truly honored when the husband of a friend who relocated to France to marry him said to me, "you may call me 'tu'," ...of course, he said it all in French. ;)
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, "Darrell A. Martin" <darrellm@...> wrote:
> On 4/27/2011 11:39 AM, IcelofAngeln wrote:
> > In some places it still matters (or did until recently). I remember
> > that Hans Naumann, a colleague of my father's, after working with him
> > for about a year invited him to his home and had what amounted to a
> > little ceremony with drinks, with which their relationship moved
> > 'officially' to "Bill" and "Hans" instead of "Herr Major" und "Herr
> > Fregattenkapitan," and from _Sie_ to _du_. Of course, German army
> > officers might be a little more formal and old-fashioned than
> > others.
> A little? You think? [grin]
- Send Janet Reno's SWAT team to that house! There's a little old lady with a budgie and she might be calling it her "pet"!