Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use

Subject: Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use
From: Phillip Winn <pwinn -at- S7 -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:00:40 -0500

>It wouldn't solve this problem, because "y'all" is the plural form of
>"you." I'm still campaigning to have "y'all" accepted as standard
>English (or its more formal form, "you all"), but you gotta use it
>right.

I understand the dictionary definition of "y'all" (The *dictionary*
definition? Egad. Snarf.), but I assure y'all that here in Dallas, that
word is used to in both singular and plural contexts. It is one of the most
irritating things in the world to an outsider, right up there with "I'm
fixin' to do something here."

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