Methinks I’d Rather Shelve “Methinks”
What’s with the resurgence in “methinks”?
It unsettles me when I see it tagged onto Facebook statuses.
I suppose in response to “what’s on your mind?”, to tag a “methinks” is fair enough, if a little redundant.
But why the Shakespeare? I am all for rescuing words about to slip off the world’s vocabulary, but I think
Shakespeare’s quips are safe enough.
When people tag on a “methinks”, is it regression to infant grammar, or is it a register selected to appear “in character”?
And, interestingly or not, most “methinks” posts mention wine. I wonder why.
Either way, I’ll watch the evolution of the usage. I don’t think I’ll join in.
But I thought that about emoticons.