Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:21:54 AM
Everyone should ignore AvatarJohn. His last post proves that he only has 2 brain cells; one is dead and the other one is only firing randomly. Of course he's in the South, so that`s pretty common. I just drove through the South last week and couldn`t believe how different it is from the rest of the country. It`s pretty sad and just plain scary in some ways.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:37:00 AM
AvatarJohn: That's not the way most people I know use it. You is singular. Y`all (you all) is plural. I cringe when I hear people on TV shows trying to do a Southern accent and talking to one person as "y`all." It`s illogical. Maybe some people do, but I don`t hear it much. Some people say "all y`all," but I never hear "y`all" used in the singular.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:29:31 AM
FYI: "y'all" is singular. e.g., "Hey Fred, are y`all coming to get some Chick-fil-A?"
"All y`all" is plural. e.g., "Hey guys, are all y`all coming to get some sweet, sweet Chick-fil-A?"
P.S. I love how expressing support for a thousands-years-old tradition and foundation of modern society is now known as "marriage discrimination". But expressing support for sexual perversion and the destruction of a sacred, holy, foundational institution is called "support for marriage equality". Nice double-speak there.
Monday, May 27, 2013 11:40:55 PM
Howler: You have a point there. I think we non-Southerners mostly object to hearing "y'all" when there are two people in the room. Also, we are quite comfortable saying things like "You all know Mr Brown..." or "You are all welcome..." That way people don`t think we`re talking about a two-masted sailboat, either.