RE: In love with a word

Subject: RE: In love with a word
From: Lori Olcott <lori_olcott -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 11:43:57 -0800 (PST)

The contracted form of "until" is "'til". "I'll be at work 'til eight
tonight. Start dinner without me." "Till", with two L's, is a totally
unrelated word, aside from being a homophone. While I doubt your
avoidance comes from the real meanings of "till", the casualness of
contracted speech may be driving your preference.

And on that note, "y'all" is a contraction of "you all". As such, the
apostrophe goes between the Y and the A. I get all twitchy when I see it
spelled "ya'll". ;)

transplanted Southerner

--- Sankara R <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Be that as it may, I wonder what is the
> difference between till and until. I prefer to
> use 'until' but i can't put my finger on why. Is
> it like Am vs Brit E?

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