Why Is It ‘My Lord’ But ‘Your Highness’?

Arika Okrent, the world’s pithiest grammarian, is back with the answer to a question that’s on the mind of every writer, new, old, and in-between. Or maybe almost every one of them anyway especially if they watch all the versions of the lives of Queens Elizabeth I and II and Victoria now available just about everyplace that streams.

This one’s a little longer than most of Akira’s posts, with a playing time of almost 4 minutes. But it’s a fascinating 4 minutes. For reals.

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