Ye Olde Explanation Of Where “Ye Olde” Comes From [Video]

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Nowadays “Ye Olde” is pretty much just a ham-fisted way to make something sound old(e) and quaint. As it turns out, however, there’s a pretty good reason for how this actually came about and it has to do with, more than anything else, printing. This video from MinutePhysics — taking a day off to be MinuteLinguistics — straightens the whole issue out. It’s more interesting than you might think.

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