RE: Redneck step of the day...

Subject: RE: Redneck step of the day...
From: David Barber <David -dot- Barber -at- ptgrey -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "john -at- garisons -dot- com" <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:37:18 -0800

I thought the plural of y'all was 'yous all'.

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Subject: Re: Redneck step of the day...

"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.


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RE: Redneck step of the day...: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Redneck step of the day...: From: john
Re: Redneck step of the day...: From: Bill Swallow

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