Re: Redneck step of the day...

Subject: Re: Redneck step of the day...
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: john -at- garisons -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:47:14 -0500

"Y'all" is an indirect form of "you", and can be singular or plural.
It's a vague verbal gesture, like a weak point ina general direction
or a head nod.

"All y'all" is most definitely referring to a group and is direct and
inclusive. If you're in earshot of hearing it, then whatever it's
referencing absolutely also pertains to you, whether the speaker
realizes or intends it or not.

And now you know why there are so many bar fights in redneck communities.

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM, <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
> "Y'all" can be singular or plural depending on the sentence in which it is
> used ...kind of like "deer". If you want to be inclusive beyond the shadow
> of a doubt, the preferred construction is "All y'all", as in "All y'all
> kin kiss mah grits."
>> The plural/singular y'all controversy has been around quite awhile.
>> While the "official" rule is to only use it in the plural sense, in the
>> wild y'all is used in every sense.

Bill Swallow

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