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dost thou/do you

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    skippercollecto

    [1]Mar 23, 2011
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    Which episode is it where Tony says to Jeannie that she doesn't need to say "Dost thou.." any more, and to switch it to "Do you..." I realize now that those early scenes of Jeannie saying "thou," etc., are actually a sign that the writers did a little historical research!

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    MultiMedea

    [2]May 15, 2011
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    Don't know how much 'research' the writers could have done since, theoretically, Jeannie's character is from ancient Persia. And ancient Persians would hardly use Jacobean English word forms.

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