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Re: Richard's "we"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1712  Friday, 8 October 1999.

From:           A. Burton <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Oct 1999 13:33:59 -0700
Subject: 10.1698 Re: Richard's "we"
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1698 Re: Richard's "we"

I wish I could recall a proper authority for this, but there is in
addition to the royal "we", and domestic "we", as in "you know our John,
and his hot temper" or the like.  It's not a usage I come across much,
so I can't say if it extends to non-domestic situation-club memberships,
ethnic or religious connections, and the like, but the usage draws in
the audience to a sense of shared experience, as observed, without
necessarily giving rise to any sense of collusion.

Cheers, Tony B

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