Re: Y'all

Subject: Re: Y'all
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:51:52 -0500

Tim Covil wrote:

> I remember watching "JFK" and frowning when the girl in New Orleans said
> to Oswald, "Y'all didn't tell me y'all was married." I assumed Oliver
> Stone had an imperfect understanding of "y'all". Guess I was wrong!

Are you sure it was "JFK"? I never saw the movie, but I do remember the
exact scene you describe from an episode of "Quantum Leap." Or did Stone
"borrow" it from the TV show, or is the whole thing some kind of plot...
I'd discuss this further, but a man dressed in black is knocking on my

BTW, if there's any doubt, you could always use "all y'all" -- even
Texans should recognize that as plural.

with apologies to Eric...
Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA

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