[Grief] Thee instead of The

s. borges sergio433 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 20:45:13 PST 2010


Someone here already wrote this - the explanation is in the wreckers books;
a way, naive or not, to break hold from the norm and standard language, etc,
etc & etc....s., rio.

2010/2/17 David Bourgoin <david_bourgoin at yahoo.co.uk>

> Anyone would think he'd invented the word Thee. It's been around for
> hundreds of years and I was taught at school you used (when speaking) Thee
> for words that began with a vowel. I.e Thee apple, Thee elephant, Thee
> umbrella..... etc etc.
>
> Now if you could point out lots of people using the word "butter" instead
> of "but" or "e" instead of "I" then you might be on to something.
>
> David
>
> --- On Wed, 17/2/10, Jim Flannery <jim at newgrangemedia.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Jim Flannery <jim at newgrangemedia.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Grief] Thee instead of The
> > To: grief at hollyfeld.org
> > Date: Wednesday, 17 February, 2010, 22:03
>  > Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:06:08
> > AM, one spoke:
> >
> > J> Did not GP-O coin this? Are all these bands
> > referencing him when they
> > J> do this, or is it just a coincidence? And also why is
> > it so popular?
> >
> > As a way of naming your band goes back further than GPO,
> > and I imagine
> > most people *outside* of Industrialclicheland are either
> > referencing
> > that tradition or coming up with it on their own. Offhand,
> > I can think
> > of Thee Sixpence and Thee Midniters preceding anything GPO
> > did, probably
> > more if I dug around in the 45s ... It's just a way of
> > giving yourself a
> > little more "class" or "distinction", as opposed to GPO
> > using to give
> > himself a little more, um, <cough> :-$ ...
> >
> >
> > --
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> > jim at newgrangemedia.com
> >
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