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 12:24:27 -0800

I realize, upon re-reading, that what I said means that some folks might
use y'all to speak ABOUT a tree stump (which is silly), when what I
meant was talking TO a tree stump (which is also silly).

And Janice, I have many times heard it used when speaking to a single
person. But then, maybe Tennesseans are a bit less careful of their
Southern culture...being perilously close to Yankee territory.


-----Original Message----- From: Janice Gelb

> 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,
> dadgummit!"

True, but I don't think I've usually heard it used
directly to a singular person. I completely agree
that it can be used for inanimate objects, and that
"all y'all" is the intensifier form.

-- Janice, who used to live in Atlanta and still said
"y'all" when living in Israel and now while living in Australia, much to
the occasional confusion of the natives :->



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