‘Thou is’, not ‘you are’

Thou not you/yew/ewe

In legal settings, the word “you” may mean a plural entity at all times, and not a singular entity at any time.

This may be because the courts want thou to be both a man and the representative of a corporation — two things, not one.

The courts have jurisdiction over the corporation, not the man, unless the man agrees to re-present the corporation.

Simply looking at the conjugation of the verb ‘to be’ shows something is not right. ‘You’ is paired with ‘are’, while ‘are’ is usually paired with the commonly plural pronouns such as ‘we are’, ‘(plural) you are’, and ‘they are’.

We should instead be saying ‘thou is’.

[update] Below I show the conjugation of ‘to be’ in French. There is in fact a different conjugation for ‘thou is’ and ‘you are’.

je suis     nous sommes
tu es      vous êtes   [ Different! ]
il/elle est    ils/ells sont

The French language uses ‘tu es’ and ‘vous etes’. However, when addressing someone else in a formal manner, one is supposed to use ‘vous êtes’, which in all other cases means plural. The rule of using this is a formal setting actually means a legal setting. In court, in French-speaking areas, ignorant people answer to ‘vous etes’ and mistakenly establish joinder between the man and the corporation, because ‘vous etes’ always means plural, just like ‘you are’ always means plural.

In English class, we’re taught that the conjugations of “you” singular and “you” plural are the same, whereas in French and Spanish, they differ.


I am    We are
You are      You are   [ Same! ]
He is      They are


je suis     nous sommes
tu es      vous êtes   [ Different! ]
il/elle est    ils/ells sont


yo soy     nosotros somos
tú eres      vosotros sois [ Different! ]
él/ella/usted es      ellos/ellas/ustedes son

Same say that in court, when the magistrate says “you are,” we hear the singular version when in fact the magistrate is saying the plural form and means you, the man, and your person/corporation. The man and the corporation. Two persons/personas.

Listen to Karl Lentz talk claim the word ‘you’ is plural in this video.

Start at 9:25.

Other Thoughts

You might be a homonym for Yew, a tree. The fourth definition for ‘yew’ is the evergreen tree, of the genus Taxus, or its branches as a symbol of sorrow, death, or resurrection. Well this fits in with all the other death references, such as good mourning or ‘a wake’ and the fact that priests where black and the court issues a ‘summons’ to call up the dead.

Perhaps the word You is a lingual equivalent of the French verb Vous. You. Vous. You. Vous. They sound similar. They use so much Latin and French their courts; this would be another French word. The problem is the average man thinks its the singular You. The average man mistakenly agrees to be both himself and represent the person.

Some say you is a homonym for Ewe, a sheep.

Better than using “you,” would be to use “thou,” as is still done by some communities. The conjugation would be similar to the conjugation for He/She, such as “Thou is” like “He is.”

  • Thou is wearing a nice sweater.
  • What is thou’s name?

Notice that “thou” begins with “t” as does the French “Tu” and the Spanish “Tú.”

It’s a bit of a stretch, but notice that by removing the middle two letters, “ho,” from “thou,” it’s left as “Tu” (Thou).

Further Reading

See Bill Turner’s Videos

Bill Turner brings up the use of ‘you’. There is even more to this topic.

Microprint on Bank Checks
Law Merchant Explanation by Jean Keating and John Knox

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