Wednesday, April 2, 2008

prithee -- archaic but still handy


prithee (PRITH-ee) interjection
Please (used to express a request). [Contraction of (I) pray thee.]

"Probably it is because I am by profession a storyteller that I cannot resist a good tale, and it makes no matter if I end up telling it as a piece of fiction or as what calls itself truth. Just do not, I prithee, confuse me with a clam."
-- The Specialist Said; The Sunday Independent (Dublin, Ireland); May 28, 2006.

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