The thorny problem of “ye”

[John August on][link] the (to me, anyway) revelation that the quaint olden-times word “Ye”, as in “Ye Olde Shoppe,” was [actually pronounced “the” and was the result of typesetting problems][bbc] relating to the missing “[Thorn][thorn]” glyph in many printing fonts.

[link]: “The thorny problem of ‘ye’ |”
[bbc]: “Thorn – Missing Letter of the Alphabet”
[thorn]: “Wikipedia: Thorn (Letter)”

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