Thursday, November 27, 2008

15 Minutes : Know It : Pilgrim-speak

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The English language has changed a lot since 1620 when the Pilgrims arrived in America. We say, "Hi, how are you?" but the Pilgrims would have said, "Good morrow!" or "How now?" Try a couple of these out during Thanksgiving, and check out Plimoth Plantation (yes, that's the original spelling) for more Pilgrim speech.

Pray, pardon me. (Excuse me.)
Huzzah! (Congratulations!)
Fare thee well. (Goodbye.)
Mouser (Cat)
Breeches (Pants)

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