RE: Redneck step of the day...

Subject: RE: Redneck step of the day...
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 06:57:07 -0800

The plural/singular y'all controversy has been around quite awhile.
(There's even an ongoing spelling war. Lisa and I are in different

While the "official" rule is to only use it in the plural sense, in the
wild y'all is used in every sense. And it doesn't matter whether you're
referring to a tree stump, "Y'all like to took my bumper off,

My theory has always been that it's just a thoroughly ingrained verbal
tick, like Canadians and "eh".

-----Original Message----- From: Lisa Hyder

I'm writing from my office near Chattanooga, where Moon Pies were born.
I love 'em--though I prefer mine with a Co-Cola.

And remember that you can only use "ya'll" in your instructions if you
intend for more than one person to perform the action. It's plural. Some
may argue with me on this one, but when we use "ya'll" to address a
single person, other people (usually the person's entire family) are

Ya'll come visit, y'hear!




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