From The Register:
Lastminute.com has been cleared of “mocking the Christian faith” after running a series of ads calling on people to “keep weekends sacred”.
That in itself is a good thing.However, it fails completely to address the real crime. Consider the evidence, ladies and gentlemen:
“And his work colleagues didst have dark and beastly thoughts.”
“And on the sixth day Mary didst flee the office for a humbly priced trip to New York. And she shopp’d til she didst hobble in her kitten heels.”
Alas! The keenness with which people (especially advertisers) take up olde worlde verb forms is rarely matched with even a rudimentary understanding of their conjugations.
What happened? Haven’t these people read Shakespeare?
Oh. Stupid question, I suppose.