I'm diggin' the type in this poster!

Ronlewhorn's picture

Check this out! Super sweet type usage: http://paperonwalls.bigcartel.com/product/inigo-montoya
-R-

jt_the_ninja's picture

Hah! That's an awesome poster :D

Only problem is the use of the tú form... I'd think Inigo would use the Usted form: "Ud. mató a mi padre...prepárese a morir!" (¡Corríjame si no soy correcto!)

Peace,
JT

cerulean's picture

In Shakespearean English, the familiar form "thou" is used not only for beloved friends and family but also to talk down to someone the speaker holds in contempt. I would think it's the same in Spanish, isn't it?

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

I'm not so sure about that, cerulean... "Usted" is formal, and used for speaking with strangers. "Tú" is a familiar form used to speak with family and friends. If I'm not mistaken, French also has two forms of addressing another person.

Dris's picture

It really depends where you are,
I know in Spain usted is used, but its much less common than the french vous.
Most South American friends that I have seem to use Vos, or something similar.
It could really go either way, the usted/tu thing isnt very strict.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Good point, Dris. :-)

Bald Condensed's picture

Ahhh, sweet memories. :) Saw the movie with my kids a couple of months ago and they loved every bit of it. It is a true (cult) classic.

> If I’m not mistaken, French also has two forms of addressing another person.
> It could really go either way, the usted/tu thing isn't very strict.

My experience with French is that it is very strict: "tu" is familiar and "vous" is formal. I wouldn't know about Spanish.

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