[thechat] QOTD (especially for Texas residents - Hi Kyra, Sam & Dex!)

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Wed Apr 25 07:08:48 CDT 2001

OK, as a native born Southerner from South Carolina (don't get much more
Southern than that), I must help out here.  Y'all (not ya'll as some would
have it) is a contraction of "you all".  It is to distinguish between "you"
(singular) and "you" (plural).  Works great on e-mail to clarify whether
taking to "you" or "y'all".  Of course, some would make it sound
"countrified" by pronoucing it "yawwwwwwwwl", but the more correct form is a
a simply "yawl".

HTH y'all,


> At 11:13 AM 4/25/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> >"Is the plural of 'Y'all', '*all* Y'all?'"

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