On 4/27/2011 3:46 PM, John Rateliff wrote:
> On Apr 27, 2011, at 3:37 AM, Darrell A. Martin wrote:
>> . . . I thought it was singular "y'all" and plural "all y'all" but
>> that has always confused me
>> because my native tongue is Yankee (rural New England). Now I'm
>> confused again . . .
> You can always tell a real Southerner from someone faking a Southern
> accent because a Southerner distinguishes between "you" (one person) and
> "y'all" (two or more people). Those playing Southerners on tv simply use
> "y'all" for everything because it sounds quaint.
> --JDR, one of the Arkansas Rateliffs
Got it. It's just like those who snicker to themselves about Yankee
"going to the party" and "going to the potty" sounding alike, when they
are so *obviously* different.
And, as fah as "pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd" goes, that's just silly.
We don't allow automobiles *in* Hahvahd yahd.