Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use

Subject: Re: gender sensitivity and pronoun use
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:37:12 -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.

Just goes to show you that those of us north of the Red River have a
little more common sense. ;->

> 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."

That tears me up. Everybody knows it's supposed to be "I'm A-fixin' to."

Tracy

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