Although I don’t usually talk about medieval times, Monday’s posts are called Medieval Mondays, because I like alliteration. In these posts, I look at the history of the English language.
… Wherein I rante about people who saye ‘ye olde’.
Ye olde should not exist. It was never used in the history of the English language. If you’re reading this, and own a pub (or pubbe), shop (shoppe) or anything which is prefixed with ‘ye olde’, please take heed and remove this sign.
The definite article, the, has been in the English language since the runic alphabet was used. It has never, ever ever ever, had a y in it. Continue reading