Ye boy with þe thorn in his side

Ye boy with þe thorn in his side

How would you pronounce the first word in the names of these rustic establishments? Sadly, the answer is not “Yee,” but boring old “The.” In Old English, long before we put ‘t‘ & ‘h‘ together to form that breathy-lisp sound: we had a letter called a Thorn. Which at the time, would have been spelled: […]