Re: [mythsoc] Re: Ye, you, y'all, all y'all
- On 4/28/2011 8:44 AM, IcelofAngeln wrote:
> "I thought it was singular "y'all" and plural "all y'all""To recap what I believe I have learned, as just now corrected, the
> That seems to be a common Yankee (meant generally, as in
> non-Southern) misconception; Hollywood gets this wrong a lot. "You"
> is singular; "y'all" is plural (comp. Joisey and Lon Giland "youse
> guys"). "All y'all" means "all of you," as in "Why don't all y'all
> come on over tomorrow?"
Southern second person pronouns:
you -- singular
both y'all -- dual
y'all -- plural indefinite
all y'all -- plural inclusive
Am I still confused? Or can I cue the music for "The Rain in Spain",
expecting to hear, "By George, I think he's got it!"?
Next lesson: "What are the Southern second person possessive pronouns?"
- Send Janet Reno's SWAT team to that house! There's a little old lady with a budgie and she might be calling it her "pet"!