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Subject:RE: informational interview questions From:jsmith -at- informatica -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Thu, 31 Aug 2000 14:08:10 -0700
Well, as a Bay Area native, I can say that we never sneer at people when
they say y'all... We wait until we're behind your back. ;) j/k
It actually all comes down to *how* you say y'all. If you pronounce it
"yuh-ahhhl", people might *smile*, but never laugh...
Jo Francis Byrd wrote:
> hum.....as one certified in the correct usage of y'all and
> uses it ALL the time,
> I've not been sneered at - yet, at least - when it crops up
> in my conversation,
> and I've been as far afield as England (where all I have to
> do is open my mouth
> to get a, "You're not from around here, are you?" look).
> But then, I AM a native Texan, und, Ah kin tawlk REEEL ho-key
> win Ah wahn
> You know....that drawl that makes you sound like MAYBE you
> got through third
> grade but it's doubtful....
> Michael West wrote, in part, in response to Erica:
> > It's been a few years since I lived in San Fran, but I
> think you'd do well to
> > lose the "y'all", for starters. But maybe that's just me
> being an insufferable
> > snob.