In the final weeks before the fateful 2016 election, Saturday Night Live ran a segment of their recurring series “Black Jeopardy,” usually featuring two Black contestants and one white guest, recreating the popular game show format. Tom Hanks played this episode’s visitor, a white, blue-collar red-hat wearer named Doug, who, despite a few missteps, managed to relate to the host and other contestants, in part through his cynical repartees that iPhones asking for your thumbprint is “how they get ‘ya” and “they already decided who wins [elections] before it even happens.” That lasted until the Final Jeopardy category’s reveal, “Lives…
…from himself”. This could explain why plosives appear in many languages’ words for the pronoun you. Though English doesn’t conform to this rule, many of its cousins do, like German (with mich and dich) and Swedish (with mig and dig).
Maybe not anymore, but Shakespearean English is full of "thee"s, directly related to German dich and Swedish dig
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