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The was a debate in the US Senete because Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) adressed  Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) as "you." It seems Seators are required to refer to each other in the third person.  It seems there may finally be a good reason for "thou" to make its triumphant return to usage.

Here is the clip that discusses it.  The relevant part starts at 1:05.

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