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Morgan

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Let's play "royal 'we' or first-person 'we'?"
Ah, neither "royal" nor "first-person", but rather in "patronising-second-person."

From Oxford: The patronising "we" is used in place of "you" in familiarity, often with mild condescension or sarcasm, as in addressing a child or a patient. It is an emotionally non-neutral usage, hinting a facetious assurance that the one in question is not alone in their situation: "How are we feeling today?", or "Aren't we looking cute?"
 

Jacqueline Hyde

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Ah, neither "royal" nor "first-person", but rather in "patronising-second-person".

From Oxford: The patronising "we" is used in place of "you" in familiarity, often with mild condescension or sarcasm, as in addressing a child or a patient. It is an emotionally non-neutral usage, hinting a facetious assurance that the one in question is not alone in their situation: "How are we feeling today?", or "Aren't we looking cute?"
I didn't know that had its own name. That was what I meant by the royal we.

I learned today.
 

Chase

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Are we perhaps practicing Umélam?
[Royal]"We" are not practicing Tibetian Buddhism, [Royal]"we're" Pali, so it's Majjhimapatipada, to you.

Ah, neither "royal" nor "first-person", but rather in "patronising-second-person."
So... every time you've used 'we' in that sense, you've been patronizing me?
 

Lucy

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Patty

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Gifts and touch! Yays! notices she's almost the opposite of Carmen
 

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