Monday, March 19, 2007

You Know You Are In The South...

...when the white people say: "y'all"

10 comments:

Tasha said...

That was so random, but too funny!

Gunfighter said...

I have my moments, Tasha.

soccer mom in denial said...

My (white) dad said "y'all" to the 3rd/4th grade girls basketball team sometime in the 1970's. These were girls who mostly thought the letter R was optional (e.g. harbor was "hah-bah").

Needless to say they all fell over in laughter "y'all?" "Y'ALL?!?"

WordsRock said...

Hey, I resemble that remark!

Anne said...

Hee! People who say "y'all" are intelligent enough to realize that English as it's spoken now doesn't have any way to distinguish between "you" and "you folks." There's just nothing as effective. There's "you people" (sounds ungraceful), "youse" (sounds illiterate), or "you guys" (sounds colloquial). "Y'all" sounds pleasant and goes trippingly on the tongue. Everybody should adopt it.

Gunfighter said...

I have a colleague from Brunswick, Georgia who once asked me if I knew what the plural of "y'all" is? I told him that I didn't, having been born in California and raised in New Jersey.

He told me that the plural of "y'all" is "all y'all"

Charming Driver said...

I have a deep and abiding mis-trust of people who use terms other than y'all; it's friendlier, sweeter and most importantly, what I like to hear, ha!

Lawyer Mama said...

LOL! I say y'all all the time. I broke myself of the habit awhile back, but now that I've moved down to SE Va, I've lapsed. My friends from northern parts laugh at me when I do it.

And as I was reading your comment about the plural of y'all, I already knew the answer!

Grimm said...

Too funny. So random and yet so true!

sherri said...

HAHAHA... I'm from Cali, daughter of folks from Texas, living in NC.

I believe the plural of y'all is "all y'all" or another "y'all".

Being from Cali, I guess I was wrong thinking that the plural of you is --- You. LOL